A to-do list is generally made up of single tasks – tasks that come and go, depending on the day. Some make appearances on the list more often than others, and some should never show up there in the first place. We all have to-do lists, but simply having one and using it isn’t enough.
You need to have something bigger. You need to have something that feeds the to-do list. it’s that something that makes the to-do list really worth doing.
If all you’ve got is a to-do list, then all you have is a list of things to do. When you have more, then your to-do list helps you get closer to what you want to be.