On Twitter—because where else?—he revealed a smart checklist tactic he's been doing on and off for years—and it's worked really well for him. (He is the co-creator of—and still runs—one of the world's most successful social media platforms, after all.) "Every morning, I write a checklist of work I intend to do today, and work I won’t do today. It's focused on more strategic efforts rather than calendar stuff," Dorsey writes. "I check off the 'won’t do' before I go to sleep, and eventually move them up to 'do.'"
On his "do" list, Dorsey has tasks like meditate, work out, and follow-up on conversations. And on his "won't do" list, he has alcohol (a #SoberOctober challenge he's doing with his brothers and friends) and memos he eventually needs to write. While the "do" list might seem like the most crucial to pay attention to, that's not the case: "The 'won’t do' list is often more important than the 'do' list," he explains. "Setting the intention to deliberately not work on something gives me clearer space to think and work, and be less reactive. Some items stay on the lists for days/weeks/months, some I want to make sure I do every day."
Smart tactic, huh? If you're getting overwhelmed by having one long to-do list, this method of separating the urgent items from the ones that can wait might just be exactly what you've been looking for to keep your #girlboss goals on track.
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