Issue #35 - What's your priority?

I've never missed a publish date until now. What happened?! Life got in the way, and rightfully so -
Issue #35 - What's your priority?
By Ross Chapman • Issue #35 • View online
I’ve never missed a publish date until now. What happened?! Life got in the way, and rightfully so - something that Dann Petty reminded me of earlier today.
Priority is a single word. Author Greg McKeown wrote about this word in his book Essentialism
“The word priority came into the English language in the 1400s. It was singular. It meant the very first or prior thing.”
McKeown further wrote:
“Only in the 1900s did we pluralize the term [priority] and start talking about priorities. Illogically, we reasoned that by changing the word, we could bend reality.”
When everything is important, nothing is. That’s something worth bearing in mind when you’ve got multiple projects on at the same time. Someone gave me a piece of advice a while ago, when I asked him “how do manage delivering projects at the same time?” He replied quite simply “doing a bit by bit makes my world go round” and that can be applied to work. Three projects, three hours on each per day: you’re going to get three projects delivered. 
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Here's to deciding what your priority is!
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