Want to Accomplish Your Priorities? Well, Here’s One Thing That Helps

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Flexibility helps you realize your priorities.

Accomplishing your priorities is one sure way to increase your efficiency and effectiveness. Yet staying on track with your goals is not easy.

Indeed, after you’ve set your priorities, do you find it challenging to balance your goals against the demands and realities that your day presents?  And what about the special challenges you encounter when an unexpected change comes along and supersedes your carefully laid plans?

It’s important and helpful to set daily priorities so you can be clear about your time choices. At the same time, it’s vital to also cultivate flexibility. Situations can change in an instant, and flexibility allows you to adjust your time choices to new realities.

Changes and Prioritizing

It’s not always about big, sudden changes. Your life and the lives of your loved ones evolve and shift in small ways every day. When you’re flexible, you are open and sensitive to ALL of the changes in your world. And this allows you to be responsive and recognize when you need to reorder your priorities.

Giving yourself some space to adjust really helps. To allow for that, try building at least one-half hour of open time into each day.

I find it helpful to split this into two 15-minute slots. I reserve one of those slots near the start of my day and one near the end. I encourage you to experiment with this idea and do whatever works for you.

So how do you use that time?

Use this time to review your day and any changes in the landscape that might affect your priorities. Then, if you need to make adjustments, you will:

  • Identify which items on your prioritized list can be deferred and
  • Which items will move up higher on your list.

This is an especially important inventory to take if an urgent situation arises that requires your flexibility. It allows you to make your time priority choices proactively and consciously. And it means you won’t be choosing reactively or taking action by accident.

Flexibility allows you to make proactive time choices, based on the prioritizing you’ve already done. This keeps you in the driver’s seat no matter what the situation.

One last note: Sometimes procrastination tries to disguise itself as flexibility.

If procrastination is a challenge for you, as it is for many, pay attention to how you shift your time priorities. When you notice that the same task keeps getting shifted to the bottom of your list, it may be time to ask yourself whether procrastination is the issue.

So, how do you manage your time priorities? Is it working for you?

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Let’s explore time together …

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