Are you willing to delay gratification and make sacrifices in the short-term so you can have greater rewards in the long-term. If not, this post is not for you! If so…
Understand I am not being mean when I said that, I’m actually being honest. Realize that your time is valuable and I recognize and respect it so if your coachability index is low, that’s okay. Realize that this post will be available when you are ready. If you understand the value that is being provided then continue reading.
Before we get started, let me ask you, did you take the time this past weekend to set your vision? Did you make your lists? If not, why?? Seriously, why not?? Understand that if you want to make changes in your life, you have to change your life and that mean doing the things that you don’t normally do…and that’s all I’m going to say about that.
Be aware that planning is critical to proper procrastination. Understanding the ABCDE method will help you prioritize your tasks which will produce efficient and effective results.
This technique is so simple – the only “challenging” thing – and it’s only challenging if you don’t already do it is this: Think on paper!
THE ABCDE METHOD
Take your daily list that you created this past weekend (or create one of things you need to do today) and go through it labeling each task with either an A, B, C, D, or E with A being the most important and E being the least important task. If you have more than one in any category, use sub-categories, i.e. A-1, A-2, etc.
A: Very important – something that you must do. This is your BIGGEST, UGLIEST FROG. If you have more than one, use numbers as sub-categories.
B: Important – things your should do
C: thing that would be nice to do
D: things you can delegate or get someone else to do
E: thing you can eliminate
The key to making this ABCDE Method work is for you to now discipline yourself to start immediately on you’re A-1 task and eat the whole frog until it’s completely gone. In other words, don’t stop until it’s done.
Using the ABCDE Method will help you clarity and organize the priorities you have. This is key to getting THE RIGHT things done.
Organize your list and starting Eating That Frog!