How to Prioritize When Everything Is a Priority

Greg McKeown, the author of the New York Times best-seller "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less", looks at the issue of prioritizing many priorities.

"I recently was the keynote speaker at an event where the CEO had recently announced he had 107 goals or priorities for the year! I was not surprised to learn the company also has 700 products: so many that nobody in the audience knew what all of the products even were!"

"What about you? Have you ever felt the stress of everything-is-important-so-everything-has-to-be-done-but-I-can't-do-it-all? I have. It can grow out of the "good" problem of abundance (too many opportunities and options) or out of scarcity (so many challenges to address) but in both cases it can lead to the same challenge of overwhelm."

He suggests a few ways to start prioritizing amongst competing activities:

– Hold a personal quarterly offsite.
– Pretend you have half the time you really have.
– Use a life line.
– Stop letting your desktop bully you.

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How to Prioritize When Everything Is a Priority | Greg McKeown | LinkedIn

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