Worst First!

Published on August 8, 2013 at 1:43 pm

“Worst first!”
The research is conclusive; setting small daily goals gets things done!

At the end of each day, write a list of three tasks that must be accomplished the following day. Post the list on your bathroom mirror and forget about it.

The next morning, tackle those three items. The rule is: “Worst First!” Meaning, get the important, necessary and tough stuff started or finished before you do anything else.

Maybe you’re procrastinating about asking the friend of a friend for an introduction or contact? Put it on your “Worst First!” list.

Maybe you really need to exercise or meditate in the morning. Put it on your “Worst First!” list.

Maybe you’re putting off reading a journal article that will help you become more knowledgeable. Put it on your “Worst First!” list.

Everyday, commit to your “Worst First!” list. Do nothing until you start each task: Do not check email. Do not go on the Internet. When you finish your “Worst First!” list, anything else you do during the course of an average day is a huge bonus.

This post was written by Lisa Jacobson

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