1. Just because you put it on your to-do list doesn’t mean you have to do it. Circumstances change quickly. Today’s fast-paced work environment requires us to adapt quickly. Sometimes that means giving up on a project in favor of one that will have more of an impact. It’s ok to delete a task to free up space for something more important.
It’s amazing how often I forget this. Half of the time, I’ve engineered my task manager to feel like a shame generator, when, honestly, it need not be that way.