How Do You Figure Out What Matters Most?

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We all have a lot to do and struggle with getting it all done.  The easy way to accomplish more is to look at your time management.  Usually you look at tips and tricks to be more producttive, get less distracted etc.

However, Amanda over at has an interesting article regarding the steps you should take to determine if you are doing what really matters most.  While the article may be focused towards blogging, the information can be applied to all areas of  your life.

Besides a good synopis of some time management books, here is a great takeaway:

“Figuring Out What Really Matters

This might seem like a no-brainer, but I assure you it’s not. It’s an exacting science – but one that’s often overlooked.

How often do you actually sit back and ask yourself: what needs to be done? What is important?

That’s right. To get anything done, let alone juggle the many things competing for our attention, you must know what it is that’s important.

I’m not sure who said it, but there’s a famous quote that sums this up perfectly:  The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.

And it all starts with one simple step: knowledge about what matters the most.”

Go read the article and let me know what you think.