We all want to get more done! Sometimes we wish that things would happen by themselves, but this does not happen, unless you have slipped into a parallel universe.  Sometimes I think that I am living in a parallel universe here, but all it takes is a quick dose of reality to get my back on track.

My to-do list grows at an astounding rate, as probably does yours too.  What is one to do.  Think about this.  If you look at your whole list, is often too easy to say, “I’ll start tomorrow.  There is no way I could even make a dent in the list of everything I have to do.”  The result: nothing gets done.

I think a better way to approach it is to do only one thing today, even if it is a very small thing.  If you already have monster momentum and are barreling along doing a kazillion things each day, keep on truckin’.  But if you need more traction, then go with this: do one thing each day, and your completed tasks list will grow at a pretty good clip.  There, I’ve updated my blog.  That’s one thing today.  But since I meant to do it yesterday, I still have one thing to do today.  I just bought a very cool, WSO.  Does that count?  Unfortunately, not.  Reading about work is not the same as doing it.  How ’bout laundry, going to the bank and grocery store?  All good activities, and all need to be done today, but unfortunately, we still need to build momentum with our business, with our work, to make any money.   So back to doing one thing today….something I don’t want to do.  I have a pretty good list.  It is easy to look busy, but on to the work pile…