When you feel like many big activities are crowding you out, you can become overwhelmed and not know where to start. After all, it’s so much easier to tinker in the minutiae than to tackle the most important tasks. The danger is that most of the important things never get done. Unfortunately, too many people today don’t take the time to choose what to spend their time on.
They’re simply answering fire alarms all day or taking things on a “first come, first served” basis.
To help you manage your sanity and maximize your time, you need to figure out what the priority is. So, sit back and identify Projects One, Two, and Three. Choose one project or one action item to tackle that will allow you to make the biggest impact with your time. Keep sight of which project you’ll grant top priority, and give it the best of your time. Then you can turn to the rest.