As I said above, "If something urgent comes up it jumps to the front of the line, but the relative priorities of other things in the line as compared to each other doesn't usually change when that happens." I don't find it ineffective. For me, recording priorities is effective, as I've explained. When urgent things come up, I just add them to a high-priority area of my system or do them immediately; I don't need to change the way anything else is organized.
Originally Posted by bcmyers2112
Also, dividing things into this week's action lists versus someday/maybe, or putting things on a "hotlist" or list of things to do that day, or making an appointment with yourself to get something done, are also methods of prioritizing. If recording priorities was really always ineffective, David Allen wouldn't be recommending methods that involve doing things like that.
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