Writing Wisdom...In Pairs (Part 2 of 3) Prioritize and Focus (One Task at a Time)
“The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time.”
Mozart was right. Everyone has just so much time and time is the coin of the realm of our human
A professional organizer I once consulted, exhorted me to write a prioritized list of things I had to do so
that I could maximize my bandwidth. She said to concentrate on the top three items, but do only one
task at a time. The rest of the tasks will often fall into place, she said, and if they don’t, they probably
For a cool time management matrix you can use to refine prioritization skills, check out the Eisenhower-
Covey Matrix: https://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-use-stephen-coveys-time-management-matrix-
On a side note, be sure to read your list–the entire list. That may seem obvious, but I sheepishly mention
it having failed to do so myself. I recall having written a shopping list that I didn’t bother to look at while
out on errands and missed getting an important item. That’s a crime against time you don’t need.
See part III for the rest of “Writing Wisdom…in Pairs”.