Tuesday, May 30, 2006

The First Time in a Long Time

I recently dug out my old Franklin Planner and printed daily and monthly pages to fit using Microsoft Outlook. I still intend to read the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People", which I believe incorporates the use of a planner, but until that time, I have come to try to use my own makeshift system.

I am pleased to say that I had a list of tasks that I had set for myself today and (this is where the title comes into play) actually completed all of them. While I've come close in the past couple weeks, today I actually took care to include only items that I really needed to accomplish mixed with a realistic handful of little things that needed doing.

Part of my success comes from the use of a type of running To Do list that may contain vague or specific tasks. Anything that is not completed can safely be bumped to the next day.

I am hoping that this will be the beginning of a more productive and accomplished Andy.

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