Secrets of Success

Make A List



Make a list of everything that needs to be done. then start at the top of the list and dont do anything new until it's finished. Then cross it off the list. Move on to the next item doing the same until the list is finished. Add new things to the bottom of the list only.

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At first the list will seem overwhelming but as you see things crossed off of it that changes. It becomes motivating to see everything you have accomplished.

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    I do this too! It is rewarding when you get to cross something off the list. It tends to keep you going on all the little things you want to do around the house and you also get some extra exercise out of it. - by MUFFINLORI
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  • I will put a star by the items that are most important and MUST be done today. Some items are important but not as imperative as others. If I find that I complete a task that wasn't on my list, I write it down and cross it off. Everyday, things crop up that take priority. This way I have a journal of what I accomplished. - by HIKERJOHNSON
  • Making lists works for me too. I read somewhere to make 2 columns. 1 is a to do, the other is the ta da (done list). Seeing things written on the finished side seems to make me feel better than just marking it off of the to do side. - by ANNE737
  • I've gotten out of the habit of doing this but will start today. Thanks for the awesome reminder! :) - by CICI510
  • I'm a list maker as well and it gives me a feeling of accomplishment to see the list get smaller as the tasks get completed. - by CDN_LADY
  • Works for me too. - by ECASPERS

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