The A-B-C-D-E method

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Brian Tracy suggests that the A-B-C-D-E method is the best way to stop procrastination and get more done in less time. You will get your highest value results in your life. The A-B-C-D-E method consists of:-

A” stands for “very important;” something you must do. There can be serious negative consequences if you don’t do it.

B” stands for “important;” something you should do. This is not as important as your ‘A’ tasks. There are only minor negative consequences if it is not completed.

“C” stands for things that are “nice to do;” but which are not as important as ‘A’ or ‘B,’ tasks. There are no negative consequences for not completing it.

“D” stands for “delegate.” You can assign this task to someone else who can do the job instead of you.

“E” stands for “eliminate, whenever possible.” You should eliminate every single activity you possibly can, to free up your time.

How to use the A-B-C-D-F Method? Sit down, take a deep breath, and list all those tasks you need to accomplish for the next day before asleep. You place one of those letters- A, B, C, D and E in the front of each task on your list before you begin. Just do “A” tasks first and then do “B” later.

This method will focus your time and attention on those items on your list that are most essential for you to do. Eat that Frog.


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