THE ART OF SETTING PRIORITIES
HERE’S WHY SETTING GOALS AND PRIORITIES RELATES CLOSELY TO SUCCESS
Setting priorities is something a lot of people neglect to do. However, the importance of setting priorities should be recognized, since the practice is heavily tied to success. American business magnate Warren Buffett’s Five-Step Process for Prioritizing True Success rests heavily on the practice of identifying priorities. The process goes like this:
List all the things you want. No one can set priorities if they do not first know what they want.
Take your top five. Many people will be tempted to list as many things as possible, but that is also problematic. Too many items on the list can already tire someone even without starting yet.
Plan for the top five. Once your top five is identified, it is best to think about what to do next with those items. How can you achieve it? Who can help you? What do you need? Answering those questions will transform the plan into action.
Stick to the top five. Pour your energy into these top five tasks until you accomplish them.