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Delivering Time Management for IT Professionals: A Trainer's Manual by Dr. Jan Yager

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Prioritizing goals for greater clarity and productivity

Now that you have a minimum of three short and long-term goals, you need to figure out what you will do first. Of course some may try to juggle several goals at once. But if you observe those who seem to be working on several projects at once, you may find that they are actually practicing selective attention—when they're working on one project—they have the other project or projects "on hold." Once they've done enough on that first project, or even finished it, they switch back to the other project.

Prioritizing helps you to decide where to put your attention in a more formal way.

Take your short-term goal list of three. Look over those three items. Which one is the absolutely most important ...

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