Questions To Ask Yourself

How do you go about setting priorities each day when you have so many things to accomplish? More at: www.LeeCockerell.com

 ? Questions to Ask Yourself ?

 

Often people ask me, “How do you go about setting priorities each day when you have so many things to accomplish?”

Here is a list of questions that you should ask yourself as you sit and look at the list of things that you have to get done today.

First sit in a quiet place and make a list of all of the things that you can think of that you need to get done in your life.  Then look at them and ask yourself these questions:

  1. Which of these items are urgent?
  2. Which of my long-range and intermediate, vital goals should I work on today?
  3. Which of all priorities will give me the highest payoff?
  4. Which of the projects does my leader consider most vital?
  5. What will happen if I don’t do the above projects today?  Who will find out?  Who will suffer?
  6. Which items that I did not get done yesterday should I work on today?
  7. Of all tasks to be done today, which will make me feel better to get off my “plate”?
  8. What does Company policy suggest?  What do my personal values suggest?

Think about this list every day, and I think that you will find that it makes it a little easier to figure out what to attack first!  Good luck.   . . . Lee

PS: If you want to see how being a poor leader leads to problems in the workforce, watch the movie OFFICE SPACE on HBO. It is funny and so true. There are millions of uncommitted people in the workforce right now that do not trust management. This will cost businesses billions of dollars in profits. The movie points out how people learn to act like they are working verses really being productive….Lee

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