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Working out priorities

Priorities can be divided up into:

URGENT – must be done now.

IMPORTANT – must be done soon.

UNIMPORTANT – must be done eventually.

There is, of course, a lot of overlap so you might also list the things you have to do only in order of importance – the top one or two becoming urgent.

Keep a diary and a pencil handy to record things as they crop up.

You could also use a card index, or even a computerised database, whatever you feel you can work with.

If you find that more than two items are urgent, then you are the victim of bad planning – do it better next time!!

MOST OF ALL

BE FLEXIBLE – LEARN TO FIT THINGS IN

and

BE EQUIPPED – DIARY, TIMETABLES,
CARD INDEX, ETC.

Another way of setting priorities is to use the 4D system:

DUMP anything that does not need to be done at all…

DELAY what you can’t dump…

DESIGNATE a time for what you can’t delay…

and then…..

DO IT!

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