Prioritize and Execute

A simple strategy for combatting procrastination. 

Prioritize and Execute

I was first introduced to this phrase by Jocko Willink after I read his book "Extreme Ownership". Jocko is a retired navy seal who translates principles he has learned on the battlefield into lessons for life. 

The concept is simple - make a list the night before - put the most difficult tasks first - complete the list the next day. 

It seems obvious but you might be surprised how many unorganized professionals we meet. We implement this immediately at Lakewood because its so easy and it pays huge dividends. We attack tasks head on, especially the ones we don't want to do.

As I began to master this simple new habit, I found myself able to accomplish much more with my day. I didn't have to think about what I was going to do next or remember to do anything. I had it written down from the previous night.  I now know when I really don't want to do something, that is exactly what I need to do. Prioritize & Execute. 

By: Zach Rakusin

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