Great topic. One simple rule I am still trying to teach myself….
Prioritize DOING SOMETHING over PRIORITIZING.
It is too easy to become OCD about prioritizing types of things important to us, then prioritizing projects within those, then tasks within those. I find the ONLY days I get ANYTHING done is when I pick up and DO SOMETHING, ANYTHING, and literally get on a roll of getting things done. Otherwise, I have spent one third my productive life investigating and evaluating tools, one third installing and optimizing them, and one third prioritizing things in them… leaving a big fat 0.0% of the time to DO *anything* out of what needed to be done.
That is still one of the single biggest weaknesses I have… One of these days I will prioritize my list of weaknesses to see which ones to find and evaluate tools to overcome next. [wink].