I’ve come to the stark realization recently that I do a terrible job working from my priorities, and instead have wholeheartedly embraced the emergency scan modality to get my work done.
I’m learning I need to slow down and think about my priorities for the day and week instead of trying to get as much in my task manager done as I can.
Three weights I’m considering for choosing what to focus on:
- Where the item sits in my priority list? – I have a list of areas that I’ve ranked in order of priority. If there’s anything outstanding in those, it goes on the list for that week.
- How much value will this generate? – If a task or project is really high value, I need to make time to make progress on it.
- Does the task align with my goals and directions? – Fairly self explanatory here.
I’m still experimenting with this concept, and definitely do not have it nailed down yet. I’d love to hear your input on what has worked for you to help prioritize. @joshsullivan, @Martindbarker1, have you found anything that has worked for you?