Most of us have some form of ToDo list.
This might be very simple – a list of things in our head that we want to do today or this week – or we might use a sophisticated task manager. However there are often things on the list that shouldn’t be there – either their relevance (or their due date) has passed, or they are simply not important enough – they don’t make a large enough contribution to our strategic goals.
These items should be moved to a (real or imaginary) Don’t Do list to clear the Todo list and refocus our efforts on what is really important.
Not doing something saves time, effort and money – a real productivity earner. Moving it to a Don’t Do list secures the win.