Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
Most of us have a to-do list. We write down the things we need to accomplish, and then we set about the process of crossing them off. (Or if you’re psychotic like me, you do tasks that aren’t on your to-do list, then write them down just so you have the pleasure of crossing them off. Weirdo.)
The to-do list fires up our feel-good neurons, because making progress gives us a supreme sense of accomplishment. But if we’re not careful, some of our on-the-list or off-the-list items can strike the opposite effect.
I’m talking about the “loom list.” The loom list contains those items that you should be paying attention to, but aren’t.