Every professional I know gets far more tasks handed to them each day than they can possibly act on. So, here’s a tip that will help you be successful with managing an overwhelming list of tasks.
You Must Deprioritize Aggressively
If your task list is too big and poorly prioritized—if tens or even hundreds of items are critical—you’ll abandon the list and go back to acting on low-priority emails and projects, just because they are in front of you. And then you’ll get even further behind.
But if you deprioritize consistently, and promote only key tasks, it keeps your list fresh, relevant, and well-focused.
So, as a professional, you should use every tool you have to deprioritize your lower-value tasks—and do that deprioritizing aggressively. That way, at any given time, you are only presented with your most important tasks, and you don’t spin your wheels on low-priority actions.
Tools In 1MTD and MYN for Deprioritizing
And the good news is, that’s exactly what the 1MTD and MYN task systems are designed to help you do.
Here are a few of the tools built into 1MTD and MYN that help you deprioritize low-value tasks—these are tools that help you focus on only those tasks that will pay off for you.Continue reading