How to Prioritize Tasks: 7 Powerful Frameworks for Prioritization

Your ability to prioritize will determine your future.

Dan Silvestre
10 min readNov 17, 2023

One of the biggest challenges for managers is knowing how to prioritize tasks.

We all want to be as productive as possible.

But most days you find yourself working with little direction and purpose. Working on other people’s priorities while your to-do list grows.

Like someone is pulling you in a million different directions. Balancing multiple projects and tasks. Feeling swamped and not knowing where to start.

You’re hardly alone.

Without a system for prioritizing tasks at work, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.

So I’m going to let you in on a secret of productivity:

Think of the successful people you know or admire. Do you know the one thing they do better than anyone else? They prioritize their tasks better.

They work on the most important tasks that help achieve their goals. First, they decide what’s important, and then work on them.

Mastering prioritization can change your life.

“I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done.” — Steve Jobs​



Dan Silvestre

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