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To Do or Not To Do

Getting a grip on your ever growing to-do list starts with self discipline.

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This story appears in the December 2007 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Today's mobile workplace is both a blessing and a curse for entrepreneurs. The ability to instantly access information from our cell phones and public wireless internet hubs has blurred the line between our personal and professional lives. This freedom of mobility has created a fast-paced world in which our time, priorities and energies are constantly challenged. At times, our to-do items become so numerous that we spend all our time reprioritizing instead of taking action to move forward.

To succeed in this new environment, you have to learn how to set and follow specific rules. Successful entrepreneurs discipline themselves to take action even when they're weighed down by the tasks at hand. With a few guidelines, you can develop the self-discipline necessary to navigate these new boundaries and accomplish your goals with ease.

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