Sunday, August 07, 2011

Key Concepts about Priorities

  • Think carefully about what priorities mean to you… about how you decide what is really important. Remember, you will never have time for everything, but you will have time for most important thing.
  • 80-20 rule: Eighty percent of the value comes from 20 percent of the items. While only 20 percent of the value comes from 80 percent of the items. Learn to concentrate on your high value 20 percent and master them.
  • Most people start with the quick, easy, enjoyable things first. Instead, start with the important things first.
  • Just because something is urgent, doesn't mean it’s important. Important activities are those which help you achieve your goals.
  • Learn to distinguish between important and urgent.
  • Don’t allow trivial thing to crowd out the important things.
  • Don’t always do someone else’s requests at the expense of your own top priority tasks. Learn when to say no. Do it logically, firmly and tactfully.
  • Constantly switching priorities often results from failure to establish priorities properly in the first place. The best way to set priorities is on the basis of importance.
  • Don’t constantly switch priorities just because people make loud demands. Be very careful about which squeaky wheels get greased.

1 comment:

ganapathy said...

Nice and useful posting, knowing how to prioratise is important in many aspects of life. thanks...