Mark Blasini


The 3 measures of a strategic to-do list


Apply this to any to-do list you have:

  1. Which to-do will make my life easier?
  2. Which to-do will save me a lot of time in the near future?
  3. Which to-do will leave me feeling satisfied with my day?

If you have a to-do that doesn't fit any of these, eliminate it, put it off until it actually becomes important.

Most people confuse "urgent" to-do's with important to-do's. This is tactical. Rather, if you have a lot of urgent to-do's in your day, your task is to figure out a to-do that will eliminate all those urgent to-do's, making your life easier, saving you time, and creating a feeling of satisfaction.

Repeat these words often: Ease, time, satisfaction.