When you have a backlog of work and there’s still a great deal ahead, while it’s important to keep a thorough list of everything you’re working on or planning to work on, you should also “get rid of the dones.” While that also sounds like getting rid of the “dunces” or dumb things, it’s more widely reaching than that:
- Document the result for future reference.
- Track your completed work for your annual review or portfolio.
- Use what you’ve learned and drop the rest.
The important thing is to keep up the momentum of completing good work consistently. “Always be closing.”