This phrase came to mind when I was sitting in the daily morning meeting at work.
I’m like most people, taught to create to-do lists early in my school career as a way to manage my time and get my work done. I think I learned about the practice in the my Study Skills class in 4th Grade.
When I got into the professional world someone gave me a little volume about time management. One of the central themes and related tools was creating a “master task list”, where everything went you had to do. I started using composition books about ten years ago to maintain my master task list, which I still maintain and use regularly. The goal is the same: Create and Maintain an even flow in my work efforts, to get things done.
Even with the master list though, I find myself making a little scribble list on my notes paper when I’m sitting in meetings, to further hone my focus for any given day. I review the master list, and then make a scratchpad list to attack for the day. It’s a good exercise, at least for me. Sort of like stretching before a run.
The master list is like the workout schedule/plan, the scratchpad list is the stretch before I hit the streets. It gives me an even flow of how I want the work efforts to go, provides the proper mindset and assures readiness for the day ahead. And then what? ONWARD into the day with focus and good attitude ~
What’s the bonus in all this? When the title of this post came to mind, so did this classic 90’s grunge song by the same name ~ Enjoy.