“What do I have time for this week?”
Saying “I don’t have time for that” is another way of saying “That’s not a priority for me.”
This is hardly groundbreaking – we’ve all heard some variation of it over the years [“time management = priority management”] … but it’s come up in a number of conversations I’ve had over the last week or so – sometimes we benefit from a little reminder.
It’s incredibly valuable to find [prioritise] five minutes to identify the most important things we need to do – not just the quick, easy wins, but the tasks and projects that will truly make a difference. It can be incredibly valuable to identify three overall priorities for the week ahead, then three key tasks at the start of each day.
One way to think of this is to ask ourselves –
If I could only do three things, which three things would have the most impact?