Suppose you were tasked with chopping a tree down and all you had was your trusty ax. Where do you begin? What is your plan? Really, there’s only one course of action: one chop at a time.
You probably have tons of stuff to do today. Some of it’s urgent, some of it is for today, and some of it is for later. Some of it’s important and some of it not. And when looking at the scope of all that needs to be done, it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
What’s the course of action? One thing, one email, one room, one conversation, one report at a time.