The Law of Three
When I began to do this day-by-day journey through the book Eat That Frog, I was overwhelmed at how many tips and tricks there were to get organized. Now on day 8, I am really starting to process the first week, and instead of seeing them as separate steps, I am seeing how they blend together. What has worked for me is writing it down. By writing down all the things I need to do, I feel better about myself and my ability to start my day with my plate not spilling over. Read through these blogs and you will start to see how they are knit together. Each step not a step, but an enhancement on the foundation of making lists and defeating procrastination.
Today, we are going to look at the law of three–the three tasks that are most valuable to your career. 90% of your value is contained in those three tasks. By spending the majority of your time and energy focused on your three most important tasks, not only will it up your productivity, but it will up your value. If you want to increase your value, increase how much you contribute. Your top three tasks will give you the most value so give them the majority of your time.
Take 30 seconds to answer these questions:
- What are your three most important career goals?
- What are your three most important family goals?
- What are your three most important financial goals?
- What are your three most important health goals?
- What are your three most important professional goals?
- What are your three biggest problems?
So, what is important to YOU? Your desired outcome should be to be happy and to live a long and healthy life. This is why we work hard at work, at home, and in our personal relationships. Happiness comes from the loved ones around you. The people who speak affirmation, positivity, and love directly into your heart. These relationships get hindered with all the tasks, needs, and distractions around us. When making your list of your top three you can do it for any area of your life, not just work.
Maybe you want to make your yard look nicer. Think about what the top three things are that will make your yard look it’s best, then do those three and don’t focus of the 700 small things you may do that take 10 times as long to accomplish. FInding balance and doing things in moderation will help you to free up time from your to-do list and spend more time with the ones you love.
So what are the three most important things you do for work? Focus your energy there.
What are your three most important goals in life? Focus your heart there. Work on balancing the to-do list so that those life goals can be valued and enjoyed!