I am a To Do List addict. I love making a list and crossing off the tasks I’ve completed. I do this for work, when I’m planning trips, random daily tasks, Mo’ Money stuff, and for my finances. Call me a square if you must, but the feeling of accomplishment I get when I complete a list is epic. The downside is when you take on too much and your list just keeps growing.
I used to think that if I wrote down a bunch of stuff that it would motivate me to get it all done in a timely fashion. Unfortunately I didn’t take life happening into account. You never know what is lurking around the corner to suck up your time. For me, it’s usually work related. I end up focusing my energy elsewhere and my poor little list is ignored.
After failing to complete one of my money lists for a third time and seeing all of my tasks piling up, I decided to something that was out of character for me… I cut myself some slack.
If you want to be a well-oiled-To-Do-List-crossing-off machine, you can’t always have your pedal to the metal. Something’s gunna give and it’s usually your motivation.
To keep yourself on track don’t make your list super long. Keep it to five tasks tops and make sure it’s balanced. If all of your tasks are super easy then it gets boring and you lose interest. If it’s too challenging you get frustrated and give up.
Balance and simplicity are the keys to your success.
So let’s keep on the #financiallyfierce path and get on those To Do Lists!
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