How to Decide Which Tasks Are Most Important


Not All Tasks Are Made Equal

By now you should have tasks for all of your projects. And as you review them, you can’t help but feel a little overwhelm.

You might be thinking, how can I possibly complete all these tasks? It would take an enormous amount of time. And besides, even if you complete them all, is it guaranteed that you would achieve your goals?

Before you let that feeling overwhelms you, take a step back and relax. You don’t have to do it all.

Here’s why.

Most Important Tasks

Not all of those tasks you’ve identified must be completed to enable you to achieve the desired outcomes of your projects.

How you draw the line is based on a simple principle of the most important tasks. This principle is adapted from the idea of a WIGs or Wildly Important Goals from the book, The 4 Disciplines of Execution.

Your Turn…

Action: Here’s how you apply this principle:

Each day, identify up to three tasks that must be completed in order to make significant progress towards the realization of your goal.