The Six Lists You Need To Make Every Day Productive
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Even if you think it’s too big of a dream but it’s something you want, write it down anyway.
When you write something down, studies say you’ll be 33% more likely to do it because it sets an intention and puts a goal into motion.
When you’re making an important decision, create a list of pros and cons. This list makes you dig down deep.
It can also help to share your list with someone else or ask a friend or partner to help brainstorm more pros and cons. This list gives you the clarity you need to make good decisions.
When you are working on a project with others, create project lists that detail tasks and assign responsibilities.
This helps you avoid micromanaging.
If you have an upcoming meeting or an important phone call, create a list of things you want to discuss, so you don’t risk forgetting something.
Keep this list handy on your desk, so when things pop in your mind you can jot them down.
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