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Please add the A,B,C, 1,2,3 method of prioritizing. In this method you go through the list twice; once to allocate an A, B, or C to each of your items and a second time through your list to allocate a sequence (1,2,3…) within each of the priorities.
You can use this criteria for setting your A, B, or C priority:
A- Vital: These are items that are critically important to get done. There may be significant consequences for not completing these items on this day. These would be tasks that would cause you to stay late to finish. Be cautious of using the “A” priority too often as A priority tasks will keep you in the firefighter mode frequently.
B-Important: While these tasks are certainly important and should definitely get done, if they slip by a day or two there may not be a significant consequence. If you are able to get to your B priority tasks each day, chances are you are operating in a productive state.
C-Optional: These are the activities that are “nice to haves” or may be related to projects that have deadlines far off into the future.