Want to Avoid Disappointment? Make a Checklist!
Janet Lentz
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Make a checklist.

I’ve always been a big fan of checklists. I used them often on the job, and I use them at home.

Of course checklists only work if you use them properly. Cutting corners or relying on memory undermines their usefulness.

Putting together a shopping list before I buy groceries helps me stay in budget each week and ensures I have all the ingredients I need to make dinner.

This morning I put together a checklist to make sure I packed everything I need for a long vacation. (That’s be best kind of checklist).

The pilots of our plane will use a checklist to make sure nothing is missed before takeoff even though they’ve run through it hundreds of times. It’s the only way to be sure. Checklists are crucial in aviation safety.

What are your favorite checklists?