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QUESTION: On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at prioritizing daily tasks?

Ever feel like you're just running from fire to fire, (hopefully) putting them out one by one? Sounds like you need Eisenhower's Box, a handy how-to for those of us who struggle with what to do when - and what to do never.

 

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Makes sense, right? As 34th U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower once memorably said...

 

"What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important."

 

But how do you decide what's what? The answer can mean the difference between hitch-up-your-pants efficiency and pants-on-fire pandemonium. So.

 

On a scale of 1 to 10, how do you rate your ability to prioritize tasks on a daily basis without getting derailed by seemingly urgent but not necessarily important things? Any tips to share?

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QUESTION: On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at prioritizing daily tasks?

@EmilyCowan:

 

I would probably rate myself as a 5.  Lately, I feel all over the place.  Trying to organize my tasks in Asana and trying to delegate.  Delegating is definitely my weak point.  I am hoping that practice will make perfect (or almost perfect).  

 

Love the quote!  

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Level 7

QUESTION: On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at prioritizing daily tasks?

@lynda I like that quote, too! LOL, if I didn't know better I'd think a woman said it :smileywink:

 

@CMA@lflo@gr8nola@PracticalSandy@caronsbeach2@ElaineTay-TGW@cruberti, what do you think?

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QUESTION: On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at prioritizing daily tasks?

prob a 6...

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Level 2

QUESTION: On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at prioritizing daily tasks?

9.5   

Always room for improvement but I log my next days tasks in OneNote each night, including priorities.

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Level 7

QUESTION: On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at prioritizing daily tasks?

@PracticalSandy, that's a great strategy. I use Sticky Notes to do basically the same thing, listing the tasks I need to do in order of priority. It's just a big list, though - might be worth figuring out what I think I can reasonably accomplish the following day and making that a short-term goal.

 

I've never used OneNote. What features appeal to you? I might consider upgrading from my Sticky Notes!

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QUESTION: On a scale of 1 to 10, how good are you at prioritizing daily tasks?

I keep my whole life in OneNote. The search feature is the best, but there are many others. I like it so much I created a website to share with others.
 

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