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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Should, Could, and Would lists

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

This week's tip comes from thorstenvpk, who suggests simplifying to a few lists. Without further ado:

I am overwhelmed with tagging, contexting and all that prioritization stuff.

Only 4 lists are in my RTM setup:

The main list: collecting all the stuff.

These 3: 'Should', 'Could', and 'Would' are Smart Lists with the criteria of priority 1, 2, and 3.

  • Should: these tasks have to be done by due (or hell freezes) – the must do
  • Could: these tasks have to be done – if time is given for them
  • Would: these things are on my wish-list, hope to get to them

Life could be so easy without the traditional to-do lists.

Should, Could, Would lists

Thanks for sharing this tip, thorstenvpk! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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