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The Check List

Posted on: September 19, 2012

Are you a list maker?  I am a compulsive list-maker.  Every day and every activity is attached to a list.  There is the list for laundry, grocery, honey-do, work, wish list, Christmas, you name it.  Everything goes on a list and everything is categorized.  If it is not on the list it won’t get done.  Compulsive, OCD?  Yes, but it makes me feel better.

Somehow writing the list seems to bring order to my chaotic life. By simply putting it down on paper or the computer the constant thoughts that pass through my mind like flashes of lightning seem to be achievable and not so overwhelming.  

David Wallenchinsky, co-author of the Book of Lists, said “people are attracted to lists because we live in an era of overstimulation, especially in terms of information.” 

I can’t agree more.

Overstimulation and information overload.  How does one keep track of it all without a list or a calendar?  Lists help us remember things. 

The LassoTag app will have an unique feature that will not only enable you to tag the things you don’t want to leave behind, but also allow you to create custom lists associated with those items.  For instance, your LassoTagged diaper bag will have a feature where you can add a check list of all the items you want to ensure are in your diaper bag before you leave the house.  Or perhaps it is a list of all the materials your forgetful kid will need in his backpack for tomorrow’s field trip.

In short, lists free my mind to think of more challenging ideas. 

What do lists do for you and how do you use them?  We’d love to hear what kinds of lists you make!


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