Most successful people use " TO DO " lists. They range from top CEOs of multi-national companies to entrepreneurs of small businesses.
Busy housewives and retired workers - anyone who wants to use their limited time effectively.
You can also use these lists to keep you focused on what really needs to be done, and keep you away from un-important tasks that have no value.
The result - more time to do what you want!
1. Make It A Daily Record
Every day you should make a " To Do " list. You will find it invaluable in helping you decide where your priorities lie.
2. The Nuts and Bolts of Your " TO DO " List
Write down all your outstanding tasks on a sheet of paper,then carefully go through deciding if an item is to be graded as :-
A. Urgent. B. Important but not urgent. C. Not urgent nor important.
Within categories A and B it will be necessary for you to prioritise so most urgent task becomes A1, then next becomes A2 etc.
Similarly with set of tasks you have decided are B.
This is not necessary with C tasks of course.
Some people prefer to color code items instead so with such a system A tasks may be colored red, B tasks blue etc.
You may choose whatever colors have meaning for you. It really is an individual choice.
3. Using " TO DO " List
Each morning you must update your "TO DO" list.Bring forward A,B,and C items not completed day before on to another sheet of paper.
Add new items to lists after considering carefully where each new item should go.
Then review list and start on top priorities, crossing off each one as it is finished throughout day.