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A Prioritized Task List




by Chris Widener

 

A great time saver is a prioritized task list. It will take you a few minutes to do but in the long run will save you lots of time by getting you doing the things that you need to be doing. It will save you a lot of angst to, as you will get the most important things done first.

Here is how you do it.

 

1. Write down every task you need to do.

 

2. Now rank them by importance from one to three, with one being the most important and three being the least important. This will usually mean the “ones” need to be done this morning or by today, “twos” can be done tomorrow or next week, and “three’s” can be done later on than that.

 

3. Now go back and rank each of the “ones” with either an a, b, or c. The letters represent which ones are most important. The important ones are a’s and the least important are c’s. The do the same for your twos and threes.

 

4. You can now go about your tasks. Go in this order: 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 3c. You may ask, “What if I have two 1a’s?” Then do the one you want to!
Pick the fun one. Live a little!

 

Chris Widener is a popular speaker and author who has shared the podium with US Presidents, helping individuals and organizations succeed in every area of their lives and achieve their dreams.

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