My to-do list is always a few hundred items long. I am overwhelmed by it on a daily basis and constantly try to make it more manageable. Thomas Frank has just released a video “5 steps to tame your overwhelming to-do list” which, I think, drove the point across that I can’t do it all. And if something is neither important nor urgent then it needs to be deleted.
After watching the video I went through my list for the upcoming week and deleted a few items, including participating in a local art competition. I had wanted to take part but it’s neither urgent nor important, I have other things that I want to work on, so it had to go.