Many of us have to-do lists.
And most of us try to prioritize those things on the list in some way or another.
I’m a fan of using sticky notes to make my to-do lists. My desk is covered with blue sticky notes, each with the project name and to-do’s for the day written on them. In the top right corner is a number, representing which sticky note to tackle first.
It’s not a perfect system–and I think I just figured out a better way to prioritize the notes–but it’s working well enough for now.
The change that I’m thinking of is a good one. It’ll make my system more efficient.
But what about the things actually written on the notes?
Are those the right priorities?
Prioritizing our schedules vs. Scheduling our priorities.
See the difference?
It’s the difference between running errands like a busy bee and settling in with your partner for a glass of wine. It’s the difference between doing the fluff work and doing the work that truly matters. It’s the difference between floating through life and taking control of life.
Being honest with myself, I think I spend too much time prioritizing my schedule. I need to think more about scheduling my priorities.
Time to re-write some sticky notes.
How about you?
Photo: Flickr/Neil Turner