THE DAILY TO-DO LIST:
YOUR BASIC TOOL
“To choose time is to save time. “
Ko-Ko, the “cheap tailor” turned Lord High Executioner in The Mikado, was a great organizer. To demonstrate his orderliness in the Mikado, he compiled “a little list” of “society offenders who never would be missed.” Thus, he could display a victim list when he got called upon to discharge official headsman duties.
Ko-Ko, although new to executions, knew the basic principle of time management: First, you make “a little list.” A century later, we still utilize this fundamental tool. It will prevail. Without your to-do list, you aren't in the game. It's as fundamental in time management as the carefully tailored business plan is in raising corporate capital.
Your to-do list is the cornerstone of priority-powered time management. Use it effectively and your odds for successful time walloping will be favorable. Try to get by without it and your time management will be a flop. It's that simple.
Although The Mikado is still performed around the world, “the little list” branched off as a business tool early in the twentieth century when Charles