Finding Time is Much Easier When You Start Clarifying Your Priorities

Priorities make your accomplishments possible.

Were you as amazed by Michael Phelps’ accomplishment this past weekend as I was? He’s a great example of someone who has clarified his priorities! Today we’ll start exploring the importance of having clear priorities – using a metaphor I’m more familiar with than swimming. Dance!

DancersFinding time without knowing your priorities is a little like trying to perform a dance routine without knowing the music, or the other dancers in the troupe, or the choreography. Chaos, in other words.

So, how do you figure out and set your priorities?

Know the music.

First, it is critical that you list all the tasks that you need to accomplish. This is what you have to work with.

Know the other dancers.

Second, separate your tasks into ones that are a one-time event, and those that are ongoing. Who are you partnered with for a long pas de deux?

Know the choreography.

Third, decide which tasks in each category are truly time-limited and must be accomplished by a certain date and/or time. When the music stops, you want to be sure that you end your solo at the same time!

Now you have everything you need to start setting priorities for yourself … and for managing your time.

How do you feel as you look at your list? Are you ready for Step 2?

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Let’s explore time together …

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