You’ve probably heard the story about Charles Schwab and how productivity increased when executives at Bethlehem Steel Corporation wrote down their six most important things to do each day.
I’ve learned through my Go East and Mary Kay training that planning your six most important things to do each day helps you accomplish, little by little, all the things you need to accomplish. It’s best to write your to-do list the night before you need to do the tasks. That way you won’t end up in the thick of chaos the next day and think, “I wish I’d made that list.”
Write your list just after dinner or before bed. Choose a time when you can think and your head is clear. The next day, you’ll wake up refreshed, rested and ready to tackle your list. Not only does preparing your list ahead of time give you a sense of being in control of your day, it also provides a great sense of accomplishment when you cross something off of it. You are organized, productive and accomplished!
What are your six most important things to do tomorrow? I challenge you to try this.