Have you ever felt like your to-do list keeps getting longer and the hours available seem to keep getting shorter?
All of a sudden, everything feels like a priority.
It’s easy to give up and think “it’s all important,” but that’s not true.
Everything is NOT a priority and all priorities are NOT created equal.
Convincing yourself that everything must be attended to is an illusion.
Try this: Examine everything you tell yourself you have to do today:
- Does every task have to get done today, or this week?
- Can some tasks be re-prioritized for later?
- Can you delegate a certain task to someone else?
- Can other tasks be eliminated altogether?
These are just a few questions I ask on a weekly basis.
You have a responsibility to ensure the most important stuff moves forward. The only way to do that is to develop a system to filter the tasks you are working on.
If you think things will change once you get past a certain event or reach a project milestone, you are fooling yourself.
It’s time to bust this illusion and take a deep look at where you spend your time and energy.
Start by watching this video: