Don’t cripple yourself with categorizing

March 10, 2017 0

Every day I have two lists: one is for things I consider to be priorities and the other is or everything else. How do I decide what gets put on the priority list? I look at all my tasks and to-dos and single out the items that I dread the most. These are the things that get put on the priority list.

I try to limit my priority list to three items. I’ve fallen into the trap of flagging everything as a priority, so this rule helps me stayed focused. If I complete everything on the priority list, then great. That just means that I feel accomplished and I can work on knocking out some stuff that I would have been dreading tomorrow.

Yesterday I said that false dilemmas can hinder creativity. But they can help productivity. Either it’s one of three priorities or don’t even think about it.

Also published on Medium.