I’m a big list person.
I make lists for just about everything. At one point a couple of years ago, I literally had 8 pages front and back of stuff I wanted to get done.
Talk about being unproductive.
The problem is… when you look at your to-do list on a piece of paper, everything appears to carry the same value.
But that’s NEVER the case!
There are always tasks that are more important than others and you need to give them the attention they deserve.
I used to tackle the tasks that are quick and easy first, and procrastinate on things that might have seemed overwhelming.
Turns out when I do that, those things never end up done. And then I end up with an 8 page list.
Now I focus on the tasks the are the most important and carry the most leverage FIRST.
It’s amazing what a little re-organization of your list will do.
Success Hack: Break your tasks up by how much leverage they carry, and then prioritize them in that order.
Break your larger tasks into smaller, more manageable pieces so they don’t seem overwhelming.
Think about it- if you always got the ONE most important thing that you need to do to move your life, your career, or your relationships forward, imagine of where you will be a year from now.
Here’s something I ask myself often: “What’s the highest and best use of my time right now?”
Then…I do that thing.
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