Eliminate, Delegate, then Thrive

It Comes Down to Priorities

The prerequisite to managing time is establishing priorities. Priorities point us to the things that must be done. Perhaps more important, priorities point out activities that are best left undone.

A person with priorities does what matters. A person without priorities does what is urgent. If you don’t have priorities, you’ll end up overbooked, overworked, and overwhelmed.

You create priorities by first asking what’s important to you and what’s important to your organization (values). Mission and vision explain how you and your organization matter—the difference you want to make. Once you clearly understand the big three, you’re ready to establish priorities.

Priorities should always be about people, never about processes, procedures, or possessions. They explain your impact on your organization, colleagues, family, friends, and the community at large. Once you understand and establish priorities you’re ready to effectively manage your time.

Eliminate, Delegate, Thrive

Here’s the good news. Everything you need to know about getting a grip on time is contained in three simple words: eliminate, delegate, and thrive.

* Eliminate: Stop unnecessary or low priority tasks
* Delegate: Assign tasks to others.
* Thrive: Become more efficient.


2 thoughts on “Eliminate, Delegate, then Thrive

  1. The greatest challenge for many comes with being able to delegate. Sometimes it’s the belief that we need to be totally in charge, no one can do it the way we do, or we are afraid to share. Delegating is another way of giving others the opportunity to grow with some guidance from us. At some point we have to let go. If we don’t, we will be exhausted by trying to control everything and eventually discover that we didn’t do a very good job of it to begin with. It’s must easier to grow succes with the belief that everything will turn out for the best when you you can let go and share with others.

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