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.
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.