Keeping the Important Clear

Your phone rings, your computer dings and someone walks into your office.  You already have a long task list of those things that you need to accomplish.  Then there is the task list that your boss, significant other and children might have for you as well.  And, don’t forget that you have goals and dreams.  How do you make sure that you get your most important things done in the day, month and/or year?

Start by creating a clear picture of what it is that is most important to you in your most important roles.  Write it down.  Review it often.  When distractions and the long task lists get in the way, use your clear picture to keep you focused on what matters most.  Then, make time to “paint that picture.”

Contributed by Todd Musig, Productivity Practice, FranklinCovey


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