Mr. Obvious offers an interesting alternative to being a slave to your to do list…
The One Thing System
Here’s what I do, and highly recommend to anyone willing to break free of the to-do list:
I wake up in the morning, and decide what One Thing I’m excited about.
Then I focus on doing that, pushing everything else aside, clearing distractions, and allowing myself to get caught up in the moment.
Now of course if your not a big time self employed productivity blogger/author this new way of doing things may be at first resisted by your backwards thinking co-workers, but I’m sure the force of your personality will quickly bring them over to your enlightened point of view.
via zen habits