Meditation for Thursday – July 22, 2010
You Must Learn To Put First Things First.
Another aspect of focusing is the ability to prioritize the tasks to be accomplished. Many times, especially in a business environment, we are faced with more tasks than can readily be accomplished.
Successful people either have, or have acquired through experience, the ability to “weed out” the less important tasks and either delegate them to others or simply push them aside until a later date. By weeding out the less important tasks, it allows you to focus your attention on the only tasks remaining: the important ones.
They do this by prioritizing. Let’s take a look at the definition of the root word, PRIOR.
Prior – Preceding in importance or privilege. Preceding in time or in order; earlier or former.
Prioritizing is the process of putting the most important things ahead of other things, such that the priority tasks are done earlier in time.
One of the hardest aspects of prioritizing the tasks to be accomplished, is deciding to handle the more important tasks. This is because they are often harder, less fun, or less popular than the less important tasks.
Individuals who have developed “laser sharp focus” will push aside all things that are off the path necessary to achieve their goal. In essence, they have the ability to act like the snail. They have decided where they are going and the best way to get there. They will not allow anything to stand in their way.
Figure out what you want and don’t let anything stand in your way!
My next post will talk about distractions . . .
As you meditate upon this thought, ask yourself the following questions:
- What are your priorities?
- Do you know what your priorities are?
- Do you allocate your time and energy such that your priorities receive more attention than that which is less important?
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