Not every project or task you take on requires your immediate attention. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, ask yourself a few questions to help you prioritize your to-do list.
- Why is this task necessary? If there’s no clear answer, it’s probably not urgent.
- What would happen a month from now if you don’t get this done? It’s tempting to barrel through your list for the sake of crossing things off, but before you spend time on a task, visualize its future impact on you, your stakeholders, and your business. If you don’t see a long-term impact, consider passing.
- Are you the right person to do this task? If not, consider whether you can delegate to someone else.
- Did you agree to take on this task for the right reasons? You may have told yourself, “People will think I’m rude if I say no.” If you said yes for the wrong reasons, chances are you’re the wrong person for the job.
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