is a valuable, underappreciated skill.
Looking at 3 or 4 tasks ahead of you, and can you pick out what’s most important?
Should you finalize the marketing plan you have been working on for 6 months? Or return an email from a sales representative on a product you might be interested in down the line?
It’s easy to get caught in the weeds. To turn into a diligent task doer. To knock through a to do list in no time. Meanwhile, leaving aside the one thing that actually has to be done.
And when time is constrained, and not everything can be completed, how do you prioritize? How do you differentiate what needs to be done?
Are you putting out the fire of today? Or preventing the fire of tomorrow?
There isn’t always a clear answer.
It’s one for you to figure out.
Where do you place your priorities?