Too Much from the To-Do List – Revisited

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My sons are home for spring break and I’m spending more time with them this week. However, I found this article from last year at about the same time to share with you. Interestingly, it is just as valid today as it was a year ago. I’ve got way too much to do!

Lately, I’ve been actively delegating, canceling, and deferring work. That is helping, but the list of work seems to continue to grow. Carefully attending to what is strategic is all the more important at this time. Yet, the powerful force of the tyranny of the urgent is hard to overcome. It requires amazing discipline.

Too Much from the To-Do List

YOU KNOW HOW YOU CAN HAVE TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING? Too much coffee. Too much vacation. Too much exercise. Too much focus. Too much chocolate. Too much sleep. Too much relaxation. These are all good things in moderation, but too much is…well…too much. The good thing turns bad. Too much coffee gives you GI issues and kidney stones. Too much vacation produces restlessness. Too much exercise results in injury. And so on. Recently, I experienced how too much success with my task management strategy has created frustration and anxiety over my commitments.

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This was originally posted March 9, 2017.

Dr. Scott Yorkovich is a leadership coach and consultant. He works with individuals, small and medium organizations, and ministries. Contact him at ScottYorkovich[at] with your questions.

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