Best 21 Quotes & Tweets on Todo lists

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There’s something fake about most productivity advice. Don’t bother: - completing every todo list item - responding to every email - finishing every book It’s not how productive people actually live. These proxies for productivity have little to do with getting actual results.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

If something's been on your to-do list for way too long, just remove it. It's not that important.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

3

Don’t tell me your priorities. Show me your calendar.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

4

Write your goals on a sheet of paper. Circle the three most important. Avoid doing any work on anything that's not circled.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

5

Each day creates surface area for new opportunities. The longer you live, the more ideas, people, and options you encounter. Without active pruning, the natural path of any to-do list is to grow. As a result, a key skill in life is deciding what shouldn’t be done.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Focus and simplicity are connected. If you can't focus, then start cutting things out. When only the essential remains, it becomes easy to pay attention to the right thing.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

7

The single best productivity hack I am aware of is just writing a list of things to do tomorrow the night before, not checking your email first thing when you wake up, and doing the list. Repeat.

Suhail Doshi

Suhail Doshi

@Suhail

8

The further out I schedule something, the greater the likelihood that I’ll regret it.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

9

The best way to get something off your to-do list is to decide it's not worth doing anymore.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

10

A simple question I'm trying to remember to answer before diving into "all the work" I have to do... "What will happen if I don't do this?" It's remarkable how many things can be eliminated from your to-do list.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

11

I love screenshots. I use them to save information, remember things, and add tasks to my to-do list. But now, I have thousands of saved screenshots that pollute my camera roll. Suspect I'm not alone. Big opportunity.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

12

The emptier my schedule, the happier I am

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

The best productivity tips are the simple ones: - Eliminate distractions - Create a routine and stick to it - Make a checklist at the start of the day - Break big tasks down into small parts - Set firm deadlines Fancy apps are a distraction. Nail the basics first.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

The perfect to-do list is one item long.

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

15

My ideal schedule: Nothing on my calendar so I can spend my time following my creative intuition

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

16

My motto for the weekends: “Follow the soul.” On the weekdays, I focus on projects and goals. But on the weekends, my life becomes slower and more contemplative. It’s like changing gears: The to-do list disappears so I can waltz along a trail of leisure.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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One of the most valuable thinking tools is the Jobs To Be Done Framework. Who do you need to hire for your executive team? Break out your problems as jobs to be done, then create roles accordingly: - Run Payroll - Sell Ads - Driving Traffic - Manage Fulfillment Etc

Andrew Wilkinson

Andrew Wilkinson

@awilkinson

18

The average person should use more checklists in their personal life. Especially in moments of panic.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

19

The usefulness of checklists depends on the payoffs of an experience. If there’s big upside and low downside, you don’t want checklists. When there’s low upside and big downside, you want a checklist.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

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You know what’s just as important as your “to-do” list? Your “don’t do” list. Set boundaries. Cut out the time-wasters. Delegate or delete stuff from your life. And watch your productivity soar!

Katelyn Bourgoin

Katelyn Bourgoin

@KateBour

21

Lists are better in odd numbers, and best in threes. I don’t know why, but I know it’s true.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach