On Your Mark … Go … Get Set!
July 9, 2007
As silly as this expression sounds, it’s exactly how many people start their day. They come in to work, jump on email, and an hour latter they still haven’t checked their calendar or to-do list. That really is like starting the race a bit early inst it? Just because an email, voicemail, or any other new item shows up, doesn’t make them priority.
If you spend your whole day chasing all the new stuff that comes your way … guess what? You’ve lost control of your day! A better approach is to proactively push things through the “filter of prioritization.” That way you’ll make better choices about what should get your attention.