The ability to choose and complete tasks in the order of importance highly desirable and more challenging for some business types than others.
In order to choose tasks you must be aware of as many chores and projects as possible. In order to do this, every planning session must have a list.
You Must Have a List!
List all your tasks, then rate them, and list them again in order. Then you can schedule them.
When all tasks and projects are rated, use these additional filters to prioritize:
Imagine the consequences of eliminating the task. This exercise will often remove some unneeded tasks altogether.
Decide if each task should be performed in prime time or secondary time.
Determine who will be affected by the task.
Now Reduce Your List
Until we can effectively clone ourselves to be in more than one place at a time, most of us need to reduce our workload.
Before you start prioritizing, consider these task elimination criteria:
Does This Task or Project Make Sense?
Every task you do should first have to pass this benchmark.
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