It's about taking action on that which you've previously determined to be important.
HVAs are High Value Activities.
+1 is the act of giving yourself points throughout the day. A perfect day is score of 10.
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.
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
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
What needs to be done in your life and work for things to run smoothly?
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.
From the list of tasks, which ones make you feel strong and full of energy when you do them?
From that same list, which activities don't excite you or even bother you?
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?
Choose three actions this week that will nurture your true strengths.
Pick three actions this week that reduce time spent on tasks dragging down your energy and happiness levels.