Tired of feeling like your to-do list is out of control?
Prioritizing with Passion
For the past two weeks, I’ve focused my blog posts on organizing your “To Do” list and setting priorities so you can be more efficient and live a more fulfilled life. The first article was about how to create and use one main list to manage all your tasks. The second one outlined how to find your Strength Session, the time of the day you are most alert and focused. To find out how to best leverage this time for your gain, check out the full blog post here.
Still, you can take your main list of things to do and get really analytical and unrelenting with it. Real talk…. Are there things on your to do list which never get checked off and no one is impacted by them not getting done? If you do, why are you torturing yourself by keeping them there and constantly reminding yourself you haven’t got the time to successfully complete them?
Now is the time to start making tough decisions and take prioritizing to the next level. I call it Life in 4D. The 4 “Ds” are Do, Defer, Delegate, and Delete.
So, what do you do? That’s where the next “D” comes in…..
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The Life in 4D method provides clarity when considering priorities, especially when you use the system without apology. It’s fine to ask for help, so don’t apologize when you delegate. The earth will continue to spin if you stop making that craft you’re not really enjoying anyway. Delete it from your “To Do” list and give the remaining supplies to someone who will enjoy using them.
Life is too short to be stuck doing it all.
More Solutions To Keep You Organized
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