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Home Health How to prioritize your goals and get more done

How to prioritize your goals and get more done

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You can’t have more than one top priority.

Deciding to prioritize one thing means, by definition, deciding not to prioritize something else.

This is as self-evident as it is easy to ignore—which is why it’s important to be intentional about it.

You can’t dedicate forty hours to five different projects next week—at least, not without some kind of Hermione Granger-type time travel.

It’s easy to make every project the top priority, but that actually means that we have no priorities.

That’s why it’s a good idea to be explicit about which projects aren’t a priority, not just which ones are.

A weekly list of deprioritized projects.

To combat this, I’m taking time in each Friday update for the foreseeable future to talk about a few things that I didn’t get to.

For Steph Donily, Head of Content and Communications at Zapier, publicly admitting to deprioritizing projects is, in part, about setting a good example when it comes to work-life balance.

“But I have to deprioritize projects because I want to make it clear that it’s ok for my team to do the same thing.

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It’s important to note that deprioritizing something doesn’t mean not doing it—it means not doing it now.

Both Steph and Michael are explicit about this in their updates, stating that these are projects they will get to eventually.

They just weren’t the most important thing to invest time in at the moment.

That doesn’t mean all five projects are your top priority.

Prioritization is about figuring out which things you will invest your time in, in the short term.

Prioritizing one project means deprioritizing something else.


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