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Whether these are bright ideas to pursue, exciting opportunities, or interesting possibilities, most of us have many more activities on our "wish lists" than we have time available to work on them.
By choosing activities intelligently, we can make the very most of our time and opportunities.
However, by choosing badly, we can bog ourselves down in time-depleting, low-yield projects that stop us moving forwards.
This is where an "Action Priority Matrix" can be useful. These simple diagrams help you choose the activities you should prioritize and the ones you should avoid, if you want to make the most of your time and opportunities.
Action Priority Matrices* (see figure 1, below) show you how to prioritize activities to make the most of your time, energy, and talents.
"When I started using Mind Tools, I was not in a supervisory position. Now I am. Along with that came a 12% increase in salary." – Pat Degan, Houston, USA
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