I have just finished reading Mike Gayle’s new book The To-Do List, in which the author gives himself the task of completing in one year a to-do list of 1,277 things which he’s been meaning to get around to, but hasn’t. I expect most of us could draw up a similar list of unactioned items.
I’m not going to spoil the story by saying whether he succeeds - suffice it say that one of the people he consulted before he started was me!
The book is very entertaining and very instructive too. See how a to-do list can take on a life of its own. Even when he got discouraged and give it up he found that he was still mentally ticking off items. By the end he has discovered a lot about himself and about what is important in life.
In short: well worth reading.