Today’s 30-day blogging challenge topic.
They aren’t my favorite thing, beckoning silently for attention, showing me everything that I need to accomplish. I can’t imagine life without them, however, as much as I might like to.
For me, at least, lists are a necessity for organizing thinking on a larger project. They may represent the steps that I know I need to take in order to accomplish my goal. They may represent the resources I need to align. They may represent things that I need from others to accomplish my goal.
I am absolutely a list maker, though I don’t know that I would say list making either stifles or enhances creativity. It can be a helpful element of a larger creative endeavor, I suppose. And the act of creating a list, especially one birthed with a brainstorm can be a bit of a creative act in and of itself.
To me, lists are a necessary evil, much like deadlines. They create a bit of pressure, but without them, it would be much more difficult to get things accomplished.