Monday Thru Friday the To do list piles up on your desk, on your calendar and who knows where else! to-do lists are touted as a simple, easy method of helping people stay on task. When we take on too much, they spiral out of control and become objects of doom. Every day I have a checklist to make sure I get my stuff done and stay on track.
Vital Smarts, a leadership training company released findings from studies of more than 1,300 people and it showed that 60% of people are overcommitted, with more on their to-do list than they can possibly finish. An additional 1 in 5 say they’re at the point where they simply cannot take on any more. I found this interesting as well and I fall into this category
73% of people said their to-do lists were out of control because they wanted to be helpful and generous to others, not to mention polite. 53% were problem-solvers, even if they were solving problems that weren’t necessarily theirs.