Odd Tips to Prioritize Your Day via Fast Company

Kimberly N. Alleyne

Who doesn’t love a Fast Company article? Today’s “Hit the Ground Running” newsletter offers a great article with tips for setting priorities. For an example, have you ever considered thinking about death to help you set priorities? The article shares a neat prioritization tip from Warren Buffet, too.


If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? — Steve Jobs

Changed Priorities sign by Addison Berry
Changed Priorities sign by Addison Berry

Check it out. The tip I’ll add is to “imagine your day.” I am re-reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. Hill writes that the trick is to envision all you want to accomplish on a day the evening before and the morning of. I’ve found that this simple visualization method helps me to sift out the less important, less urgent items from my to-do list.

What tips do you use to set priorities?

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