Priority Management.

How to prioritize tasks like “Elon Musk(The most wealthiest man in the world now)” even if you are not good at it.

1. Introduction:

What is Priority Management?

It’s all about “what and where you should be focusing time and energy on” irrespective of who you are and what your role is.

2. Problem:

Most people struggle with “Task Prioritization”. I know it’s “Painful”. In reality, none of us should have to struggle with it because “everyone deserves to prioritize their tasks well”.

3. Solution:

  1. About 5 years ago, I paid about “$3997(which is 3,17,224.00 Indian rupee)” for a high-performance coach to help me get my tasks prioritized well and now you are getting it for “free”.
  2. This system has truly “changed my life” in a way where I stopped procrastinating so I could get my tasks done on time without bothering about it and have seen and experienced exceptional results and it can “change yours too”.
Discover how it works:
  1. Take a piece of paper
  2. Then, on the paper, you write all the tasks you need to do today/tomorrow/next week/next month
Example - Consider a student:

On any given day, at any point of time, a student has the following tasks

  1. Attending classes
  2. Listening to teachers and understanding
  3. Finishing Homework 
  4. Playing games
  5. Going to the gym and doing meditation
  6. Meeting friends
  7. Watching movies/cartoon
  8. Cleaning
  9. Gardening etc

You should use a piece of paper, make sure you have every task written down that comes to your mind as like above and you can write others as well because every student has their own/different tasks after school.

Now, You have all your tasks. What’s next?

Here is the beauty of the answer:

Give a “priority or a label to every task” you have written down.

Example_ Label A, Label B, Label C, Label D, and Label E.

What do these labels mean?

  1. Label A Huge Impact (can be positive and negative)
  2. Label B Small Impact (can be positive and negative)
  3. Label C No Impact
  4. Label D Delegate 
  5. Label E Eliminate

Let's talk about all these labels one by one

Label A: These tasks have a huge impact and are a high priority”. Tasks that help you move forward to achieve your end goal.

So “A” tasks could be:

  • l Attending classes
  • l Listening to teachers and understanding
  • l Finishing Homework

Label B: You still have some other important tasks that have a small impact and are less priority (Typically “B” tasks- which are not as important as “A” tasks and don’t help you a lot to attain your goal and you can schedule/do it later).

So “B” tasks could be:

  • l Playing games
  • l Going to the gym and doing meditation
  • l Meeting friends

Important Note: It depends on students as every student has different tasks right after school and I have mine that is unique/different compared to my friends. So, list your tasks and prioritize them accordingly.

Label C: These tasks have zero impact and have no consequences even if you don’t do them.

So “C” tasks could be:

  1. l Watching movies/cartoon
  2. l Cleaning
  3. l Gardening

Label D: Delegate (means you can ask someone to do it/who can do it for you).

Label E: Eliminate (Tasks that add no value, aren’t great for you, drain your energy, and don’t help you to achieve your goal- just delete these tasks).


Have a look at these tasks and ask yourself what tasks you can add, delegate and eliminate. (As I said above, it changes from student to student, different for teachers, principals, founders, and others).

Now, you have labeled all your tasks. What’s next?

This is the most important one: Give all your tasks a “Priority Number” (Priority1, Priority2, Priority3) and “Rank them in order from 1 to 3(1 is the most important and 3 is the least important)”.

Example Let's take “Label A” tasks

  • l Attending classes
  • l Listening to teachers and understanding
  • l Finishing Homework

Now, prioritize and rank “A” tasks (you can do it on your own and there are events/external factors that you can't control, example-corona so do it accordingly- I take the example below during corona).

  1. A1: Listening to teachers and understanding
  2. A2: Finishing Homework
  3. A3: Attending classes

Now, do the same for “B” and “C” tasks.

What’s next?

The final thing we need to do is “Give all the tasks (A, B, C) a deadline/ time frame” and do it on your own.

Example_ A2: Finishing Homework (from 6 pm to 10 pm) and doing it for other tasks as well.

Very Important Note when setting deadlines:

  • l Be Realistic and be flexible
  • l Don’t give a tight deadline
  • l Get to know when you can focus well (time- your ability to focus well and get into a flow state)
  • l Take breaks at regular intervals

Attention: A goal or a task without a deadline is not a goal and chances are more likely you will take a longer period to finish it so you must set a deadline for every task you do in your life not only at school.

Now, you have this genuinely exceptional framework/structure. What’s next?

Make sure, you need stick to the schedule because “Consistency always wins and you need to be consistent”.

Remember: An average skilled guy with consistency can outperform a brilliant guy without consistency!

The real power/result comes from the order. How?

  1. You first start working on “A1 tasks” and get it finished as soon as possible then you can move to “A2 and A3”.
  2. As long as you get all of your “A” tasks done every day, it clearly indicates you are moving towards your goals and making progress.

Note: I have been using this framework/methodology and have seen “truly exceptional outcomes”’

Be consistent and if you do it for about “21” days in a row, then it becomes a habit. 

Remember: A habit can make or break your life and career so it’s very important/crucial to have great habits in your life (You have different habits- physical, financial, mental, etc. More on this, will discuss later. A Masterclass on “Habits” is coming soon!).

A very important Note: “If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority”

Congrats!  You saved about 3,17,224 Indian rupees and saved 100+ hours on Priority Management

Now, you have this amazing framework, use it every single day

and I promise this can really “shape your life hence you can see/experience outstanding and world-class results”!