What’s the most important task that you need to accomplish today?
What’s the one thing, that if you got done, would make the most impact?
Starting your day by asking this important question can help you be more productive. Not because you are getting more done. But because you are concentrating your focus on what is most important – the essential.
Try today to determine your MIT (most important task). Give yourself permission to cut away other less important items on your to-do list. Make accomplishing this task a need, and everything else a want.
By going through this process at the start of each day, you’ll quickly begin to learn where your true priorities are.
Tasks that you regularly “need” to get done will continually get pushed back. At the same time, tasks that you’ve been “meaning to do” will become important. The result? You’ll begin to make some serious progress on your goals.
From the perspective of your job, creating a daily Most Important Task is part of learning how to simplify your work life. Focusing on what’s important will make you a better employee, and it will also allow you to bring more joy into your work.
So, what’s your most important task today?
This post is Day 5 of 21 Days of Simple
I have a project due next week that I’d like to get a majority done, or maybe all the way done today.