As you get ready for your day, you are probably taking inventory of how many tasks you have to do, how many places you must go, and the people you need to see.
You todo list can seem a mile long, and your day can seem daunting even before it begins.
But, before you charge into your workday, and try to complete all of those things, ask yourself a tough question:
“Will you do anything important today?”
Will You Do Anything Important Today?
You may have a lot to do today. Probably too much.
Yet, the question you must ask is:
“What will I do that’s important today?”
It may sound like a loaded question. Maybe it is.
Start each day by asking yourself, “What will I do that’s important today?”
The question isn’t how many things you will do. Nor how many meetings you will attend. Or the number of people you will interact with.
Because at the end of the day, the question isn’t, “Did you get the most tasks done?” Rather, it’s going to be “did you get your most important ones done?”
Finishing 57 inconsequential tasks is meaningless if you didn’t get your top tasks done. Instead of trying to do it all, pick three of your most important tasks to complete today.
Here are Three Tips to Help You Concentrate on Your Top Three Tasks:
- Pick Only Three – One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to cram too many tasks into one day. Pick three of your most important tasks. And then dedicate yourself to completing them no matter what happens in your day.
- Do Them First – They are the most important todos on your list, so they should be done before anything of lesser priority. Get them done before the chaos of your day prevents you from getting to them.
- Keep Them Visible – Carry your top three things with you at all times. Not only will it serve as a memory device, but you will be ready to do them when possible. Some will say this will be burdensome. All the more incentive to get them done.
Do Three Important Things Today
At the end of your day, don’t say, “I got many things done today.”
If may sound productive, but it’s usually not effective.
Take satisfaction in saying, “I got the important things done today.”Question: What three important things will you get done today? You can leave a comment by clicking here.