I’m sure most food truck vendors, after a long shift and you’re back at your commissary, cleaning the truck, you’ll look at what wasn’t sold and have to determine if you can use it the next day. Sometimes you’ll say yes, and you do. Sometimes you’ll just toss it, and other times you will say yes and it just sits around, keeping the other forgotten leftovers company, until someone gets rid of it. Did you know that 41% of to-do list tasks are never completed? This means that people aren’t that great at completing their to-do tasks. Tasks that do get completed are done quickly; and tasks that are reported as done don’t always correlate with planned to-do tasks.
How To Handle To-Do List Leftovers
We’re talking about those items that didn’t get done that day, that week, that month. The loose ends that remain on your to-do list, but often just languish there, on that ever growing list.
However like that the leftovers from yesterday, leaving it in the refrigerator forever is not a good idea. Items left on the to-do list pile up, adding to the feeling of overwhelm, nagging at you, sucking away at your motivation, focus and energy, or irritating those you do business with.
And after a while, certain to-do list leftovers may become issues or develop into crises, like that invoice that didn’t go out, that bill that didn’t get paid, that customer you didn’t respond to, or that menu you forgot to write.
Don’t Get Down On Yourself
Keep in mind when trying any new productivity trick that it takes time to adjust, so if things don’t seem to be working out after one day, don’t give up. Give any new to-do list trick at least a month. You’ll be a productivity machine in no time!
The Bottom Line
Figuring out how to get all of your tasks done in one day can be quite the struggle. Don’t beat yourself up if you have to-do list leftovers. Just learn how to properly prioritize each item.