How To Get More Done

It seems we always have more to do than we can get done. The important thing to know is “we will never get it all done”. Seriously, if it’s all done you are no longer here. What should we do? Learn to prioritize. The following are some suggestions:

  1. Create two Master List. One for professional and one for personal.
  2. Prioritize each list. Start with professional and then personal.
  3. Put into categories:
    1. A—most important and must be done
    2. B—can be done after the A’s
    3. C—can be done when you get around to it
    4. D—can be delegated to someone else
    5. E—can be eliminated, you are never going to do it
  4. Now look at your A list and prioritize:
    1. A—must be done today
    2. B—can be done after the A’s for today
    3. C—can be done when you get around to it
  5. Look at each A, starting with A 1, estimate how long it will take.
  6. Look at your schedule for the day, it is important to have a calendar that has a day at a glance. Select the A’s that must be done today and schedule it on your calendar.
  7. Start with A1 and do not go to A2 until you have finished A1.
  8. Only schedule A’s that you realistically have time to do.
  9. Before you go home today, reprioritize your Master List.
  10. Schedule you A’s for tomorrow.

You will be surprised how productive you are and in control you feel. So often we work on The List, trying to get the most To Do items done. At the end of the day we realize those were not even the important items. The key to getting the most important items done is to prioritize, prioritize, and prioritize.

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