Work from your calendar, not a to-do list.

Most successful people don’t use to-do lists to organize themselves; instead, they put everything on a calendar. If something is really important, it should have a slot on your calendar.

Treat the blocked time slots as if they are doctor’s appointments. They are that important. Following your calendar is more important than an unplanned talk with a colleague. Don’t cancel goals. Reschedule them if necessary.


  1. Make slots in your calendar for every project that’s important to you.
    Also, include slots for your personal life—remember to take breaks and make time for recreation.
  2. Schedule important items as early as possible.
    It’s the only way to guarantee that they will be completed despite other incoming tasks
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