Prioritise by value not task.

Image by Gaetano Cessati on Unsplash

I’ve noticed in myself and others that we’re often driven by tasks.

However, quite often we get driven by these tasks rather than actually looking at those that are going to give us most value. We can fall into a routine and a rhythm, just thinking these things are going to get us to where we want to get to.

We know from the Pareto technique that 80% of what gives us the best value comes from 20% of our work.

What would be the best approach?

I’m curious to understand that if we took tasks and labelled them with value, which order we would put them in.

So if you were value lead, rather than task Lead, how would you prioritise your time.

I invite you to challenge yourself, look at recent routines and see how you would change things.

Here are six questions you might like to consider:

  • What would be on your to most value to you do list ?
  • What would be on your most value to others to do list?
  • or be on your support your role to do list?
  • How do these compare to what you do
  • and how you set your priorities?
  • What are your options for your next actions?

By prioritising by value rather than task you may get more of what you want to do.

--

--

--

Writing to share tips and tools I and others have learned to support personal growth for focus and inner strength. Coach, mother and lover of the outdoors.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

5 Productivity Hacks That Will Actually Increase Your Output

Get to work

017: Use hunger as a driving force

Use hunger as a driving force

Derik LeCaptain Tech Manifesto

“Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World”

Learning from your users: Cow Paths and Unintentional hacking

Eat that Frog with Pomodoro

The Secret to Working From Home And Staying Productive

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Lizzie Rhodes James

Lizzie Rhodes James

Writing to share tips and tools I and others have learned to support personal growth for focus and inner strength. Coach, mother and lover of the outdoors.

More from Medium

My 2021 Half Journey

Why Committed Entrepreneurs Don’t Need Discipline

From now on, you have to stop doing 5 things to yourself

Books, among other things