info@alphaeight.com | Tel: (852) 2302 0283 | Thinking Leadership

How to-do lists can make you less productive

to-do list

Got a monster to-do list?  Don’t overthink it.

by Anne Fisher | Published on 31st May, 2012 | CNN Money

‘…If you have six things to do today, all high priority, and you sit down and
start planning everything out in detail, you quickly realize how difficult
it will be to do it all…

‘You feel overwhelmed and, because you don’t think you can pull it all off,
you’re less committed…’

‘…By contrast, people who don’t form specific plans are more likely
to believe they can achieve it all…’

‘…To avoid paralysis by analysis,…save the detailed planning
only for your most important goal.’

‘…For everything else, as a certain sneaker company’s slogan says, just do it….’

[return to Neuroscience in the News]