Do you know which of your goals are your top priority? Or do you find yourself working on ten different goals with little to no progress?
One of the things I see all of the time is that people make very little progress on any given goal because of all the other goals they have.
Maybe you have one goal that’s taking up all your time, but it’s the wrong goal. Or maybe you’re working on the least important goal out of the group of goals you have. Perhaps you just have too many goals!
How can we prioritize our goals in the proper order and achieve the essential goals more quickly?
If you’re trying to chip away at ten different goals, it’s going to seem like you’re not getting anything done, right? I mean, this happens to me all the time.
This is an easy trap to fall into when you’re ambitious and you’ve got a thousand things that you want to do.
That’s why I want to talk about three strategies that I use to prioritize my goals and keep myself on track. I think you’re going to find them super useful!
Here we go!
- Pareto’s Principle, a.k.a. the 80/20 Rule – [03:50]
- The 80/20 Rule in Everyday Productivity – [05:42]
- The 80/20 Rule and Time Blocking – [07:26]
- The Eisenhower Matrix – [09:00]
- The Difference Between Urgent and Important – [09:23]
- How to Sketch the Eisenhower Matrix – [10:29]
- How to Fill in the Matrix – [11:20]
- Apply the Four D’s to the Matrix – [12:33]
- The ABCDE Method of Prioritization – [16:09]
Quotes from this Episode
“What is important is seldom urgent, and what is urgent is seldom important.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower