Thought of the day

By Jessica Craddock

Oct 04


I’m convinced: a completed to-do list is not a real thing. While part of me mourns that, the other part of me finds it pretty freeing.⁣

Right now I have 5 more things I want to do in the next 30 minutes. It’s not possible. ⁣

If I do things like I’ve always done them, I would put it on my list for tomorrow. That would just add to the things I have to do tomorrow and the list will grow and grow. ⁣


When I acknowledge it’s not possible to complete everything, it changes the way I act. I have to decide to…⁣

>> Cross it off and be ok with just not doing it⁣
>> Ask someone to help me⁣
>> Re-evaluate what’s on the list tomorrow when my decision making abilities are fresher⁣

Just by simply acknowledging it, I can let myself off the hook. I don’t push myself to the brink of exhaustion trying, and more ends up getting done because of it.⁣

How do you manage your list when it gets too long?

About the Author

I'm a consultant for artist entrepreneurs who have started building their following online but haven’t figured who would buy their art. My unique approach enables artists to create a signature brand around their art and work smarter so they can sell more & spend their days creating beautiful things. My clients have doubled their social media following, raised their prices, and sold 3x more art within a matter of months.