Originally uploaded by Rob Evans.
If I’ve got a next action to do as part of a project or pick an action up on a call I write ‘action’ and draw a quick box around it.
That way, as you can see in the pic above, the action stands out when I do a review of my journal, quickly drawing my eye to the box next to the description of the action.
When the action is complete I just put a cross through the box. That way I know the action is done, but i haven’t obliterated the description of the action itself by putting a line through it.