Prioritize: The key word is prior.

It's about taking action on that which you've previously determined to be important.

My daily goal is to define one major HVA and then 2 additional important HVAs.

A successful day (+10) is when I make progress on HVAs before 3pm. By 3pm, my energy is usually spent, so it's how I spend the first half of my day that matters.

Conflicting Priorities

If you don't have any priorities (or if everything his a high priority), how can you have conflicting priorities?

Until you see the distinction between what's important, unimportant, and tyranny of urgency - you will never get a handle on priorities.

It's not that everything is important

Re-evaluate often

Both our and our customers' needs change fast. If something was marked as high priority two months ago it might not be that important anymore. Before starting to work on a task like this ask yourself: Is this still a high priority?

The Easy Priorities Worksheet

  1. What needs to be done in your life and work for things to run smoothly?
  2. How good are you at each activity? Not great, okay, really good, or amazing? This isn't about if you like it or need to do it yourself.
  3. From the list of tasks, which ones make you feel strong and full of energy when you do them?
  4. From that same list, which activities don't excite you or even bother you?
  5. Look at your list with an open heart and mind. You might not be great at a task but still find it inspiring when doing it. Or maybe something seems beneath you yet makes you feel stronger when finished. How can these strengths grow? Take classes, read books, meet people who share interests - what else can help?
  6. Choose three actions this week that will nurture your true strengths.
  7. Pick three actions this week that reduce time spent on tasks dragging down your energy and happiness levels.

Three questions to prioritize your day

  1. What are the three things you want to accomplish today?
  2. What are the three things you could do that would have the biggest impact on your goals?
  3. What are the three things you should do today that you've been avoiding?

By asking yourself these questions, you can focus your energy and time on the most important tasks and avoid getting bogged down in less important tasks.

When prioritizing your day, it is important to consider your goals and objectives. What are you trying to achieve? What are the most important things that you need to do to reach your goals?

It is also important to consider your time constraints when prioritizing your day. How much time do you have available? What are the deadlines for your tasks?

Once you have considered your goals and time constraints, you can start to prioritize your tasks. The three questions listed above can help you to identify the most important tasks that you need to focus on. By focusing on the most important tasks, you can be more productive and achieve your goals faster.