Stop Trapping Yourself with To Do Lists

I agree with a lot said here in the story and the comments…

But, in my job, the boss is HUGE on to-do lists and using them to show productivity, that progress is being made (sometimes daily). My actual job, what I am responsible for, is not structured that way.

Any tips on how I can bring him over to my side (to see it from our level instead of his) or get him to meet in the middle?

I cross off items on the to-do list but our team has so many projects right now that there isn’t enough time to focus on them long enough to get them finished. (Unless I want to do a 70 hour work week, or more).