NOTE: I have not figured this out. I am figuring this out.
How much do you have left to do? What incomplete or yet to be started tasks are nagging at you?
If you don’t possess a God-given productivity gift then do yourself a favor. Never write down a task to be done without a time to do the task.
Tasks without times (deadlines) are regrets waiting to happen.
Tasks without deadlines are regrets waiting to happen.
Do you start each day by writing down your future regrets? That’s what most to-do lists become. They’re seedlings of regret that are nurtured by our inability to say when we’re going to do the task.
So when you write down a task put it on your calendar.
If It’s Not On Your Calendar Let It Go
If it’s not on your calendar release yourself from the expectation that it’s going to be done anytime soon because it isn’t.
We make time for the things that matter so if a task matters give it a time.
This works for lazy, undisciplined people and hyper-focused diligent people. That’s what some disciplined people told me.