Today’s Productivity Tip: Remember Your 80/20 Limits

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Today’s tip: Remember Your 80/20 Limits

Here’s a quick and easy tip for improving your productivity this week:

Try This:

Make a to-do list that concentrates your time on the top 2 or 3 tasks that offer the highest value for each hour of work. This is your 80/20 limit. The other tasks you can postpone, eliminate, or delegate. 

Here’s Why:

It’s true that 20% of the tasks on your to-do list should account for 80% of your daily results. It’s known as the Pareto principle and it works. Focus on your list with a sharpened pencil and weed out the lower-value tasks that waste your time and energy.

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