Here are two conflicting views on to-do lists.
Marissa Mayer, however, Yahoo’s CEO and former Google executive, explains that sometimes it’s making the list and prioritizing it that’s important—not finishing.
Putting an activity on the TO-DO list is not the end, it is the beginning. DON’T CONFUSE PUTTING SOMETHING ON THE TO-DO LIST WITH GETTING SOMETHING DONE.
Source: The TO-DO List Is Your Enemy
I’m a great believer in to-do lists. However, I occasionally need a to-do item to clean up my lists!