Godfather of To Do lists - the OG to do list based on a 100 year old hack

I'm a huge fan of to - do lists, so naturally, when I read a Fast Co article on an 100 year old to do list hack I thought to myself 'must make digital version of it.' And that's what I did. 


The Ivy Lee Method

  1. At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.
  2. Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.
  3. When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task.
  4. Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.
  5. Repeat this process every working day.

For more info, check out this article by James Clear