How to Finish Your Work, One Bite at a Time | Scott H Young
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Trying to get work done uses the same principle as running: You have to pace yourself. Runners that sprint at the beginning will be tired out long before they reach the finish line.
One of the ways to pace your work is by maintaining weekly and daily to-do lists.
After you finish your daily list, you don't work on more projects or tasks. After you complete the weekly list, you're done for the week.
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