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Joining the Cult Of Done

chris089 says:

#5 of the Cult Of Done Manifesto[1] got me thinking: I have a lot of items on my lists that have been there for ages and will probably stay there forever. So I created a new Smart List:

(NOT addedWithin:"1 week") AND due:never

This results in a shocking 302 open tasks. During my next weekly review, I'll go through those and either decide when and what to do about them or just delete them. And then repeat that every week.

[1] http://www.brepettis.com/blog/2009/3/3/the-cult-of-done-manifesto.html

Posted at 1:43pm on December 7, 2011

marcbetts Pro says:

thanks for posting this. i've just identified 243 tasks that i need to really think about.

Posted 3 years ago

lane.lauderdale Pro says:

Thanks for posting. This is the first SmartList that I've added in a while. I already had a "stale" list based on "NOT addedWithin:", but adding the due:never showed me a group of tasks that I wasn't necessarily expecting. Thanks again, I hope you're a Tuesday winner.

Posted 3 years ago

raymond.bergmark ProPower Poster says:

Nice tip, I've got 151 such tasks. Some are really stale...
More than 1 month: 144
More than 1 year: 117
More than 2 years: 93
More than 3 years: 77
More than 4 years: 19
Some seem really urgent ;-)

Posted 3 years ago

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

Hi chris089,

Great tip! I just wanted to let you know that you're this week's Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner. We've upgraded your Remember The Milk account to have a free year of Pro. :)

Posted 2 years ago

thorstenvpk says:

Love that trick. Will add that list later this day to my account.

Posted 2 years ago

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