The Empty Box
There's no better way to get things done than creating a to-do list with empty boxes. The check mark is a way of life and according to this article it can even give you a high. If you want to ensure that you'll accomplish those often trivial or dreadful to-do list tasks, make the situation into a game. Look at those empty boxes -- they are so pathetic but so motivational. So much potential in that blank space. All you gotta do is tackle that task and you get to fill the little thing up with a fatty check. So get going.