AS IT comes closer to the new year, I find myself wanting to get more organized. And as the Wall Street Journal said, "The first item on a highly successful to-do list: Make a better to do list."
That's exactly why I'm searching for a better to-do list. "I want to be more successful, have less stress, stay focused and get more done."
I currently use great to-do tools like "Things," "Google Tasks" and Apple's "Reminders." Maybe that's the problem.
In my OCD'ness, I have become compulsive about organizing tools.
How could this happen?
My guess is that's it's because no application is perfect - not even the old school pen and paper method. Each system leaves something to be desired.
Just this morning, I was late for a business meeting despite my to-do list software. Fortunately a colleague texted me so I was only 10 minutes behind schedule but nonetheless, it was embarrassing walking in late.
See that's just it - there are NO guarantees even if you use the tools.
The market is loaded with to-do list choices. The hard part is selecting just the right one for your purposes and sticking with it. (Don't go with several like I have done. It just doesn't work).
Here are four great to-do list mangers to help you start the new year off on the right foot:
Remember the Milk
Paper - you know the drill