I learned from Stephen Covey that it is important to only do what you should be doing. And not to do anything you should not be doing. There simply is not enough time.
I apply the following qualifier to decide if I should be doing something
Kill, Automate, Delegate Do
- If a do item is a waste of time, and I have confirmed it is a waste of time, KILL it.
- If the do item is repetitive in nature, find a way to AUTOMATE it.
- If someone else can do the do item, DELEGATE it
- Finally you are left with items only you can do. DO IT!