Most days, we’re trying to get stuff done. But in getting stuff done, we have a choice. We can just get something off of our list or we can be selective. Which of the things on my list– if done– will make the rest of my work easier or more effective? If we do those first, we get more done in the long run.

We also have a choice about how to do the things on our list. For example, if you do something yourself, you’re just getting it done. If you bring someone alongside you and teach them how to do it, it may take longer in the short-term, but you’ve increased your long-term capacity and sustainability immensely.

  1. What are the best things for you to do that– if done– will make your other tasks easier?
  2.  How can you do your tasks in a way that will increase sustainability?