We are citizens of a time where time is everything. Perhaps it always has been? Time is undoubtedly valuable. It’s our GR8EST currency. Timing? Timing is even more critical, as it is the flow of how you’re making use of your time. Understanding how to use the time to your advantage can take minimal effort, and bring about expansive results. Ingrain good use of time as a habit, and watch yourself thrive!
Prioritizing Your Tasks and Goals the Right Way
When it comes to prioritizing your tasks and goals, the secret lies in having a steady plan you can commit to. Make sure you’re setting self-development goals that matter and that are realistic. Here’s how to use a GR8 method to prioritize your tasks in a way that will get done regardless.
1. Identify Your Tasks
Make a running list of every little thing you can think of that you need to get done. Don’t exclude the little things. They add up. Really get into the small corners of what plagues you in the back of your mind, and put it all in front of you.
2. Assign Their Importance
Once you’ve got the data in hand, it’s time to make an assessment. Assigning importance to your tasks is the foundation of hitting your intended marks.
Add a number from 1 to 10 to every task you have. Rewrite your list by order of importance and use the 80/20 rule to start prioritizing your tasks efficiently. Assuming feeling satisfied and content with your time is the goal, assign importance carefully. Use levels to compartmentalize, and score importance numerically.
3. Ration Your Time
The supporting factor to assigning adequate importance: making good use of time. Once you’ve decided on task importance, select a system that you think will work for you. Are you the kind of person who benefits from getting the little things done first, or the big things?
Maybe you’re super successful at sandwiching the little things in the middle of larger, more daunting tasks. Create a schedule and commit to it.
4. Allow Space for Flexibility
How to tie it all together? Being okay with and having a plan B. One of the GR8EST assets in productivity is the ability to recover. Recovery from mistakes, misunderstandings, misconceptions, and missed appointments is such a determinant in success.
Stay resilient with completing your tasks, but be able to bend where needed. If something is going to require more of your attention than expected, give it, but delegate where it will be made up. Be okay with the fact that things don’t always turn out as intended, and move forward. With the stream, not against it, friends!
You got this.