The Basics of Prioritizing

I hope you're having an amazing start to your week, and especially your year! I'm sure you have big plans for 2020, and we want to help you achieve everything you desire. 

Here at Best Year, we talk a lot about setting goals, but what most people tend to overlook is the need to prioritize everyday tasks to reach those goals. Understanding which tasks needs to be prioritized over others can certainly prove to be challenging. That's why we are sharing with you a great method that will help you prioritize your tasks to get more done while reducing stress in your life!

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 This method is called the Eisenhower Principle and was created by five-star general turned U.S. president, Dwight D. Eisenhower. He understood how to prioritize by what's important and what's urgent.

Whether it be for your personal life or your business, you can use this method for yourself to determine which order you need to complete certain tasks. To start prioritizing with the Eisenhower Principle you need to know how to define the following terms;

Urgent - Something that requires immediate action or attention.

Important - These tasks hold significant value and can contribute to your long-term mission, goals, or values. 

 

Do NOW - Important and Urgent

These tasks are usually ones with deadlines that come with consequences if you don't complete them on time.

 

Schedule - Important but Not Urgent

These are tasks that add up over time to helping you achieve your goals. Although important, they are not urgent and therefore with some planning can be scheduled over time.

 

Delegate - Not Important but Urgent

Tasks of zero importance but that are urgent do not help you achieve your long-term goals. Your time would be better spent working on something important and therefor you can delegate these tasks to someone else.

 

Eliminate - Not Important and Not Urgent

These are things that hold no value and contribute nothing towards hitting a goal or being productive. Such things can include watching TV, or browsing the internet/social media.

 

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