I’ve got lists.
I’ve got lists on paper. All sorts of paper. Little notebooks that I carry around in my pocket everywhere I go. Medium-sized notebooks that I keep on my desks, and in my briefcase. Notes on scrap paper on a clipboard that is always on the passenger seat of my car.
I’ve got lists on software. My favorite is WorkFlowy, which actually gives me the ability to nest lists inside of lists inside of lists, easily drag & drop them into order of priority, and even collaborate with others, among other features. Even outside of WorkFlowy, I’ve got lists on various Google Docs, Sheets, Spreadsheets, Asana projects, and Slack diaglouges.
I’ve got bookmarks and flagged emails of reading lists of more books than I will probably ever read in the next ten years.
I’ve got plenty of lists and guess what: even though I regularly prune them and discard things, stuff is always being added, because opportunities are always presenting themselves.
Sometimes, when I sit down to work, a particular list might seem overwhelming at first.
How am I going to complete all ten of these projects today by 4 PM?
The truth is, I’m not, and I don’t have to.
No matter what is on your list, if you take a few minutes to really think about it, to consider what is the ONE thing that is most important to do, what happens is that, if done properly, there is always only ONE thing that emerges.
One thing that you should do right now that is more important than all of the others.
So, not matter what’s on your list, or lists, or list of lists, only one demands your attention right now.