On Prioritizing

We all have 24 hours a day. It might seem like a cliché, but eventually you might run up against having many more great ideas that you want to pursue than you have hours in the day to do them in.

The solution is definitely not to sleep less, or work crazy hours. Your body and mind can’t sustain that. Instead, what successful and smart people do is realize this limitation and do one of the following:

  1. Prioritizing. Focus on the truly awesome ideas, giving the merely great ones a miss.
  2. Increasing Productivity, giving them more hours to spend on executing greatness.

It can be hard to pass on a great idea. You just have to make sure that what you instead chose to work on is even better and bring even better returns.

Having loads of improvements you want to do is great. It means you see potential for change. The trick however is knowing which ones to focus on, knowing that you (sadly) can’t do them all.