Last year, I posted a little wisdom I came across quite by chance. Have you ever noticed that the best advice is SIMPLE? I've been using the prioritization technique for many months now and I wanted to report it works! Let me again share the story:
I am by nature a goal-directed, fairly organized doer. This is both a gift and sometimes a challenge for the best of us like-minded souls. However, being overwhelmed is never far away from most any day. There is much to do and balancing it all out into a twenty-four hour day rarely happens as I hoped. The other day at a moment when I needed it most, I opened Hindsights: The Wisdom and Breakthroughs of Remarkable People by Guy Kawasaki. Interestingly, the page I turned to was part of an interview with Mary Kay Ash reflecting back on what she learned in building Mary Kay Cosmetics. My eyes focused in on her organization technique that she taught to consultants in her business --- "The Six Most Important Things".
"...I teach consultants to write down the six most important things they have to do the next day every night before they go to bed. I suggest that people organize things by priority. First, put the thing they most don't want to do at the top. Then write down the six most important things--not sixteen."
The most simple practices can lighten the load. I highly recommend this one!
Any others that you use?