The 8 Most Critical Words
“Do the Most Important Thing At Every Moment”
My dad taught me this and it has made a world of difference. Most of us spend a lot of time doing the things that are easiest, but least productive. We learn to work smarter and not harder partly by following this saying.
I use a to-do list everyday. Everyday. I live and die by it during the work week. It has three columns A, B, and C. Simple enough. Right? A is for most important, B is for moderately important, and C is for not important. I actually categorize my day by what is in these three columns. I start the day and only focus on the A’s, as they are the most important.
Here’s an example:
1. Returning a referral’s phone call about getting pre-approved
2. Researching the implications of Trulia and Zillow merging.
#1 goes in column A and #2, though interesting and thought provoking, goes in either Column B but most likely C.
Pay attention to what you are working on. Do the most important things first and you will be more successful and thankful you did!