Why high-performers don’t use to-do lists

Aytekin Tank
Aug 20, 2018 · 7 min read
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Originally published on JOTFORM.COM

It’s a race to the bottom, except there is no bottom.

In our race to the bottom of the list, we realize there is no bottom.

We are terrible at estimating how long tasks take.

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A recent study found that only 17% of the population can accurately estimate the time something will take.

To-do lists are never quite done (some almost always “roll” into tomorrow).

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To-do lists allow us to avoid the important.

The to-do lists’ better-looking brother.

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“Long hours spent checking off a to-do list and ending the day with a full trash can and a clean desk are not virtuous and have nothing to do with success. Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list — a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results.”

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Aytekin Tank

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Founder at www.JotForm.com || (contact: AytekinTank@JotForm.com)

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