The Prioritising Scheme – How to "eat the frog" with Super Productivity

This little article is based on smalltimer's comment in this thread who kindly allowed me to use his input for it.

To make it easier for yourself to work on tasks that actually are the most important (and sometimes the most daunting) having a look at the prioritization scheme from 'eat that frog' can be helpful.

The idea is to plan actionable tasks for your projects and make sure to assign a tag (A, B, C or D) to each task. Each letter stands for a different category of urgency to act:

A: Tasks, when they are not done, will have serious and fairly immediate consequences for the project.

B: Tasks that are important, but if not done right away, do not have immediate serious consequences.

C: Tasks that would be nice to do, but can wait.

D: Tasks where you are waiting for input from other people, or tasks that should be delegated as soon as possible because the action required is not up to you.

It's a good idea to go through the plan every few days and revise the tasks and their priorities. Then, each morning or the night before, it is just a matter of going through the 'A' tag and identifying the tasks for the day.

Prioritizing tasks

B Tasks