This is a simple system that Steve Chandler and Michael Neill described. I have been using this system with successes. It’s really a simpler version of 80/20 principle (Pareto principle).
- Get two pieces of paper.
- On the first page, write the words “The only thing I have to do today is . . .”
- On the second page, make a fairly comprehensive to-do list—anything you can think of that you want to get done in the next week or so.
- When it’s time to begin working through your list, choose one item to work on first. Rewrite it on the first page. For example: The only thing I have to do today is . . . finish reading this journal article.
- Actually do whatever you’ve written down as if it’s the only thing you have to do today.
- When you complete that item, cross it off on both lists and repeat Steps 4 to 6.
Reference: Michael Neill, Supercoach