In addition, people often focus on the wrong things when they are making a task list. According to contributor Vanessa Loder, people confuse quality with quantity. “Many people incorrectly associate self-worth with checking things off their To Do list…We waste time on menial chores and tasks just to have a sense of accomplishment. Over time, this makes us much less effective at our job,” she explains. Typing your task list, or even writing it down quickly, can make it really easy to focus on the length of your list and how fast you can check off those tasks. If you instead take time to really draw, sketch, map out or illustrate what you have to do, why you want to do it, and how you want to do it, you’ll already be on your way to completing quality work that will make a difference in your day, your job and your life.