Day 20: Priorities

Do not hurry; do not rest. Goethe

Some of the best advice I have received about working for myself is to work on my most important tasks first every day. I use the Storyline Productivity Schedule to list my projects by priority, my appointments, and my general tasks for the day. I use the rest of the paper to write down ideas and notes for myself.

I used to keep a spreadsheet of all the things I wanted to get done, but as the months went by, the list grew to over 300 things, and I was discouraged by how much wasn't finished and also how much my priorities had shifted during that time. Evaluating my most important tasks every day helps me to focus on my current goals and not be overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.

I often still go for the interesting, fun, or easy tasks first, but my best energy is at the beginning of the day, and I need to put that toward my most important work.

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Matthew 6:21

Where is God directing your priorities?

What can you say "no" to today to give more room to your important work?