Prioritizing Your Time to Power Up Your Day!

Steps to Prioritizing Success

Prioritizing really helps you get there!

Prioritizing your tasks is one of the best pathways to success that I can think of. And it can actually be fun.

Let’s envision an ideal beginning to your day.

You know your path and all that’s on it because your plans follow your priorities.

Even setbacks and surprises feel manageable. The most important tasks will get accomplished, no matter what.

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

Prioritizing is a Heart-Based Time Management™ Tool.

Prioritizing is a lifelong linking of your heart, your mind, and your responsiveness to ongoing change. You enjoy significant benefits when prioritizing is part of your skill set. For example, you feel:

  • Relaxed.  When your priorities are clear, you are at peace with what comes first and what can wait.
  • Safe.  Because you’ve weighed the options objectively, your time choices are firmly grounded in reality.
  • Confident.  Your skill at prioritizing helps you remain agile, even as new situations arise. This ease with change encourages you to remain calm, alert and resourceful.

2 More Benefits of Prioritizing:

  • Your time is uncluttered.  When you prioritize, you simplify. The more you exercise decisiveness, the stronger your “prioritizing muscles” become.
  • You experience inner abundance.  You know, right down to your toes, that fulfillment arises from heart-based prioritizing and the commitment to use your time accordingly.

Here are 2 Basic Prioritizing Tools

Prioritizing skills can be developed in small, workable steps. Here are 2 essential tools you can start with:

Due Dates

“Deadlines” sound so … dead. I prefer to think in terms of “due dates”. After all, each completed project “births” new possibilities! Notice how using due dates helps focus your mind. This powerful-yet-simple tool encourages you to confront and overcome obstacles as you move toward your top priority.

Obstacles might well include distractions that appeal to you. When you identify them as threats to your success, you assign them a lower priority, at least for now. Thanks to your prioritizing, you have given yourself a destination and a clear path to follow in the hours ahead.

Dependency

A “dependency” is a person outside your immediate work group whose participation you need in order to reach your goals. You need to factor in dependencies when you are prioritizing tasks.

So, let’s say that you collaborate with multiple departments at work. You set up budgets on a quarterly basis, and you need to obtain your figures from the finance department. Since they generally take three weeks, prioritize your request so that you make it well in advance of your due date. This ensures that you get the necessary information in plenty of time.

Of course, others depend on YOU, as well. Perhaps your child needs you to create a costume for a play. Without hesitation, you give this task top priority. In this instance, your heart-based connection to your child, and your child’s reliance on you anchor this priority’s importance as you plan.

Consider starting your revolution by refreshing your mindset and introducing these concepts as you plan your day. Notice how your effectiveness grows with each small step that carries its own rewards.

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