Have you ever felt so overwhelmed by the amount of work to be done that you end up accomplishing almost nothing.
There is always too much to do and not enough time.
A little productivity tactic that has saved me over the year is called the “Most Important Task” or MIT.
Look at your to do list.
Pick the one, most important task on your list.
Write it down (by hand) on a piece of paper or post it note. Tape it to your computer screen or on the wall somewhere that you can’t miss it.
Do that task first before anything else.
Don’t answer emails. Go do your MIT.
You will be amazed by how accomplished you feel after completing just one most important task each day.
There may be dozens of other projects and tasks on your to do list that you didn’t get to. Just think, though, what that list would be like if that one most important task was still sitting on there. Now it’s done. Mission accomplished.
Tomorrow pick another MIT. Do it first.
Pick your MIT for tomorrow at the end of the day today.
Arrive to work tomorrow with that one MIT already chosen for you. Get it done. Feel accomplished. Move on to the other things.