Be Smart With Priorities

Think about what work you need to complete first and then have an action plan to complete all tasks within the deadline
Think about what work you need to complete first and then have an action plan to complete all tasks within the deadline

Being able to prioritise is an important skill to have. It can save you lots of time and can also help you to produce work more efficiently and to a higher standard. If you feel like you are struggling in one area more than others, then allocate more time to learning this area. I know that there are some topics which you just hate and you do not want to even go near it, but from experience, I can strongly say that when you tackle difficult scenarios and difficult topics, it allows you to overcome them. The result of this is that when faced with this topic in the future, you will be better equipped to deal with it thus having less weaknesses in your arsenal.

If you have multiple homework, then treat these as a prioritization system. Priority is defined as being the result of both impact and urgency. So think about when the deadline is and how the homework will help you in the future. Then devise an action plan and fill up your diary so that you have enough time to complete the homework whilst also maintaining a high standard of work.

Abraham Lincoln has a really famous quote about prioritization and how important it is for efficiency. The quote states “If I had 60 minutes to cut down a tree, I would spend 40 minutes sharpening the axe and 20 minutes cutting it down.” This describes the fact that when given a task, we should not rush into it because that is not always the most efficient way of going about it. Instead, we should identify what the task is and create a plan as to how to best tackle and solve the task.

When completing tasks, learn when to take a step back and not give all your energy. There will be tasks given where there are many aspects and different layers to the task at hand. Some of these layers will be more important than others. Put more effort and energy into the more important aspects of the task instead of draining yourself for the aspects which aren’t as important.

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  1. I know this is a priority post today, but I would like to get some input on how I can teach my 6 year old daughter about before and afterwards. She does not understand when her teacher ask which number comes before the number 8 or after 8. And when I try to show her i.e teach her I only seem to be confusing her. Any advice? Thanks

    • Instead of telling her what comes after or before certain numbers, just count numbers from number one and do this consistently. So then she will remember the pattern rather than trying to remember which number comes before or after another number

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