IMPORTANCE IS THE KEY.
Welcome back to AwildaRivera.com!! I am super stocked to share Part 2 of the TIME NINJA series with you. In part one we covered how to create Goals and identify the relevant tasks or projects associated therewith. Part 2 will address how to prioritize those tasks in a strategic way so that their completion creates momentum.
We have all had the thought “I know what to do, but I have absolutely no idea where to start”, this thought can be paralyzing. However, if the way to achieve Success is through constant intentional action, then one can not afford to become paralyzed and take no action.
GOOD NEWS – I have a few questions you can ask yourself that can help you to not only prioritize your tasks, but also facilitate the completion of those tasks in a logically progressive manner.
BUT FIRST – You need to Understand the difference between Urgent & Important.
Putting out fires, thinking on your feet and getting things done in a bind are all apart of the cost of doing Business in 2017. The issue is that those things all fall into the urgent category. Humans are really good at understanding when things are urgent and taking corrective action, for example:
Unfortunately Humans are also really good at putting things off that are not Urgent. Now of course there are things that should be put off until later like catching up on House of Cards, Cleaning your Sneakers, or finishing that book your Father recommended because they are neither important nor relevant to accomplishing your Goal. HOWEVER, when examining the importance of tasks related to the accomplishment of your Goal you should ask yourself these 3 questions:
1. Does the completion of this activity help me make material progress towards
2. Does this activity have the potential to become urgent?
In a NUT SHELL --
Any task that causes you to answer “Yes” to question 1 is DEFINITELY IMPORTANT. You must be proactive! Its imperative to address any tasks that have the potential to become Urgent in a timely fashion so that you can avoid having to spend time putting out unnecessary fires. Lastly, having a clear understanding of the nature of the task is essential to creating an effective strategic plan for the chronology of activity.
Until next time guys..... Keep your eyes peeled for Part 3 of this series!
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