What are the real consequences of you not doing a task?
The best way to make time for your priorities is to eliminate those things you don’t need to do at all.
Instead of thinking about the impact of doing a task, thing about the impact of not doing the task. If the task didn’t get done, what else would you do? What would the consequences be?
Often the consequences of not doing a task aren’t as severe as we think. We each play the lead role in our own play, so it feels like everything we do is important. But frequently, that’s not the case—and when it is, by defining the consequences, we help clarify the importance of that task.