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A shorter to-do list is a better to-do list

📝 Today’s tip: Cap your to-do list at three things a day.

Of course you have way more than three things you need to get done in a day. You probably have more than three things you need to get done before lunch.

But as the writer Michael Thompson noted on Forge, applying constraints to your to-do list is a great way to clarify your priorities. “[It] forces you to ask yourself: What actually matters most today?” he wrote. “What truly moves the needle?”

And without an endless list, you have a better shot at crossing everything off by the end of the day.

📚 More from Forge on getting things done:

You Don’t Need More Motivation — You Need a System

Move Tasks from Your To-Do List to an ‘I Did’ List

This Terrifying Chart Helps Me Deal With Procrastination

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