It’s not about getting it all done. We can’t even get most of it done. There’s just too much we could do and more is always coming.
The trick is to get good at selecting only the best things to get done. And to actively NOT do the rest.
To do this, we first give ourselves and our teams permission not to get everything done. Otherwise, the stress and guilt will derail us. Next we set aside time daily and weekly to choose those best things to get done. Otherwise, we’ll be too reactive. Then we dedicate time monthly and quarterly for reflection and planning. Otherwise, our strategy will get stale, we’ll clash with each other over what we should be doing, and the reactive fire-fighting will creep back in.
In your corner,
PS: What’s the most important thing to get done today? (See, you knew the answer right away.)