A colleague shared words of wisdom that he learned from one of his mentors: “20% of the things on your list are never going to get done. You need to be sure that you pick the right 20%.”
It’s a freeing concept – releasing you from the guilt about doing everything. Instead of being in a frenzy to try and accomplish it all, transfer that energy to decision-making and ensuring that you are working on the most important things.
Look at your to-do list through this lens: What will really make a difference? And what is the 20% that you should intentionally let go?