When you have too many tasks pending, it seems impossible to move forward. On that really long task list, the sheer number can bog you down. It is crucial to tick off a few as soon as possible. How should you go about it?
You could start with the one that can be done the quickest. It will give you a sense of movement and break the inertia that’s bogging you down.
You could start with the one that is most important. While the first one will be tough, you will soon feel in control.
You could start with the one that is most urgent. That will relieve a lot of immediate pressure and help you prioritize.
Sometimes there will an overlap across the above categories. That should make the choice simpler
How you choose is less important – the more important part is to get going. Even a random selection is better than not getting started and just allow more tasks to pile up!
I would generally start with the one that can be done the quickest. That works for me. I am a momentum guy.
How would you go about it?
About the author: Deekshant has sleep-walked through several 100 and 99.9 %iles in practically every section of the CAT. That he is a cricket fan and he writes okay is evident from most of his posts. 1000s of our students swear that he can motivate almost anyone to double his/her percentile through very simple yet powerful inputs. And that’s why every MBAGuru student has direct access to him via mail and Telegram. Oddly, he somehow also finds the time to write songs professionally. And yes … almost missed this … he is an alumnus of IIT Delhi & IIM Cal 🙂