ABC Doesn’t Work

A Better Way to Prioritize

Ok, so it works for spelling. The whole alphabet thing actually works just fine for…you know…words and things.

But where “A, B, C” doesn’t work is for prioritization. One common thing to prioritize is your workload. Specifically your to-do list. Most people learn that A B C (or 1 2 3, or High Medium Low) prioritization is a way to work through important tasks, a quick way of deciding in what order to do things.

A Better Way to Prioritize

In my 20+ years in the productivity training industry, I’ve learned that the only thing that works with regard to prioritization is ordering by due date. The dates are usually arbitrary, assigned by you with no particular association to that date except for the fact that it’s the date you’d like to have that item completed. Continue reading