Does this need to be done right now?
If you have more to do, than you have time to do it in – then this question is one you need to ask yourself often. Every time you are faced with a new task, a new email, a new phone call, a new request for help, stop and ask yourself, "Does this need to be done right now?"
Chances are good it doesn't. I know that you just want to get it off your plate, and sometimes it's just easier to handle it now. But that will get you off course, and take you away from the things you know you need to be doing, that mysteriously never seem to get done.
For example, I leave for Canada tomorrow. I should be writing my speech, gathering my travel documents, packing product, and planning my outfits. Instead I'm playing on Facebook. Until I ask myself, "Does this need to be done right now?" The answer is no. I get off Facebook, and get back on task.
Write that question down and hang it over your computer. Tape it in your car. Hang it around your neck. I promise it will make your life easier. It sure made mine.
Love, your frazzled motivational speaker who never seems to have enough time,