The 2K11 24/7 LIV: Prioritizing’s a *****, Part 3 of 5 — Creating the Plan

Okay, Day 3 of trying to better prioritize a list of tasks that need to get done! So I’ve figured out what I need to do, and the method to use to figure out which items are the most urgent. Now it’s time to put these tools to use so I can create a game plan for myself!
So let’s take a look at my CARVER matrix for my current to-do list (sorry that it’s an image — I was having trouble getting tables to work in my email program):
Carver_matrix
So according to the matrix, my top 5 priorities should be (in descending order):
  • Wedding Invitations
  • TOPS Photos
  • Performance Plan
  • Wedding Website
  • Financial Website
It’s pretty fitting that they’re all things I’ve been putting off in favour of other pursuits, such as:
  • cleaning up my random piles of work (which, as we’ll notice is second-last on the priority list)
  • reading comics
  • learning JavaScript
  • playing Mafia Wars
But sometimes you need to bone up and get some REAL work done. If I were to actually focus on these tasks, it wouldn’t actually take too much work to get them done. What I need to improve at is removing my distractions so that I can get things done!
Tuesday was my last day off of work for the foreseeable future, so I hope that Day 4 will be able to report on some awesome progress 🙂
But for now — well; priorities call. Later!

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