Get Your Priorities Right


Based on Jonas’s comment that suggested I should elaborate on the topic of priorities. I know I have touched on the topic briefly in some of my articles on priorities but never really wrote a guide on prioritizing your work.

First of all, we need to understand and acknowledged the need of prioritizing in the workplace. I used to just want to do everything and anything at the same time, spreading my attention across 5 or 6 tasks. Soon I realized that I was making more careless mistakes and losing track of time unaccounted for. Following on a wise advice given by one of my mentors, I have been working on prioritizing my tasks, based on a few factors.

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Depending on the level of urgency, I would allocate my focus accordingly. I categorize them into Emergency, Urgent, Normal and Want-To-Do basis. For emergency as the name implies the task…

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