Laura Earnest of Whole Life Productivity had this to say on the importance of prioritization as a productivity habit:
“Let me say that I distinguish between efficient and effective, but that both are needed for peak productivity. Efficient is doing things right and effective is doing the right things. So the most productive people work on the high value tasks, making sure that how they are doing those tasks is the best way.
One research survey, involving 20 000 individuals from six continents, wanted to find out why some people are more productive than others.
They found professionals with the highest productivity ratings all tend to do well on the same clusters of habits.
If you’re not sure about a request of your time, start with no.
Yes is your default response when you feel guilty. It’s your time you’re giving up. Don’t feel guilty.