Prioritize Tasks Using the ABCDE Method

Follow this method, and you will be sure to stay on track with your most important tasks at any given time.

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Here’s a different way to prioritize tasks, called the ABCDE method.

Rank the tasks in the order of importance:

  • A: Tasks you must do. Serious consequences if they don't get done

  • B: Tasks you should do. Mild consequences if they don't get done

  • C: Tasks you could do. No consequences if they don't get done

  • D: Tasks you delegate

  • E: Tasks you never do

The trick is to never do a B task before you have completed all the A tasks, and never do a C task before you have completed all the B tasks.

Then apply the 80/20 rule to identify each day which 20% of the tasks on your to-do list will give you 80 % of the results.

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