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Start With the Result in Mind

The Task/To Do areas of tools like Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise tend to be under utilized by most users.
Learning how to "date activate" has turned the Task/To Do area into a highly effective part of these workload management tools.
Here how: Always consider the Start Date as a key field.
It is important to always enter the Start Date in each Task/To Do.
Entering the Start Date will help to break your work and your task list into smaller potentially more manageable chunks.
Highly productive people have also found value in entering the Due Date as the date they want it completed by has helped ensure the achievement of results in a timely manner.
Avoid entering any Task/To Do without a well considered starting point.
In addition to determining when to begin, each time you date activate something you need to do, ensure you assign a priority to it.
This will help answer the question, "What do I do next?".
Here's how: Outlook Users: High must be accomplished today (commitments, promises, goals) Normal items that could be done another day.
Low priority could be used to group calls etc you are expecting back from others.
GroupWise or Paper Diary users: A must be accomplished today (commitments, promises, goals) B items that could be done another day.
Lotus Notes Users: High must be accomplished today (commitments, promises, goals) Medium items that could be done another day.
Low priority could be used to group calls etc you are expecting back from others.

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