Priorities never “stay put.” Priorities continuously shift and demand attentions. H. Ross Perot
To Keep Priorities in place you must evaluate these three important keywords. The 3 R’s.
Requirements – Check if you can provide what you need in time, it is important that you are very prepared in the task so that you can work efficiently. Learn and understand the task if you are the only one who can perform or you are required to act for it.
Return – You have to know what you can get after doing or giving your time. There is no sense or point on giving your priority on a thing that isn’t productive and no benefits.
Rewards – This gives motivation and enthusiasm. Most people give priorities on good rewards and appreciations. What is more rewarding can help you think what to priorities first.
Ask yourself? What am I doing that can be done by someone else?
You have to delegate your work, and as a leader you have to put your trust on your team to accomplished more tasks. You can assign someone to do the opening presentation and you do the closing. This will help you both participate and save more time and energy.
What are the top projects you are doing this month and how long will it takes?
Study the time frame of the work to be done, and don’t add more tasks if it isn’t fit within the time frame. Make a priority to finish one at a time for what comes first is a good practice, but always consider the weight of the things which is more important. Sometimes you have to accomplished small things first even there are bigger projects on your timeline. Learn to organize and you will know what to do from time to time. Time management is important in making priorities.
Dr. Anthony Campolo tells about a sociological study in which fifty people over the age of ninety-five were asked one questions. You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.
- If I had it to do over again, I would reflect more.
- If I had it to do over again, I would risk more.
- If I had it to do over again, I would do more things that would live on after I am dead.
Make your decision base on the purpose of the organization.
There was a lighthouse keeper who received the oil supply for a month but then he share some supply to help a nearby villager who beg for. It is really good in purpose but when the oil runs out, many ships were wrecked on the shoreline and many lives were taken. He was given oil for one purpose – to keep that light burning.
I found this story very important and I hope you learn so much for this video which requires sacrifice in order of priorities.
You have to know about your priorities, don’t be man without it. You have to control over your life by making priorities and decisions that can make you a better person.