Priorities Don’t Exist In a Vacuum

Wednesday, 4 October 2006, 1:16 | Category : working
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Oh, how I love the site 43 Folders. This tasty little nugget “Priorities Don’t Exist in a Vacuum” just reinforces how frequently our society (and especially our places of employment) try to prioritize our lives based on only one factor: perceved importance.

GTD discusses a great point relating to this – there are truly 4 factors related to when something can be accomplished. They are:

  1. Context
  2. Time available
  3. Energy available
  4. Priority

Basically, the idea is that while something may be important, each of these factors must be taken into consideration when making the decision about whether or not you can accomplish a specific task.

“You are in the unique position to decide what’s do-able at any given moment”

I’ll have to remember that.

PS. If you haven’t read GTD (Getting Things Done), its an interesting read. Or just check out the rest of 43 Folders. While sometimes they’re a little too focused on specifics, I often find great tidbits of help and humor within their pages.

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