Life gets complicated pretty quickly, particularly when you’re striving to maximize your productivity and success. One way to gain control over the complications is to craft them all into a “Priority Action Plan.”

Done properly, a Priority Action Plan creates a centralized repository where you can keep track of all the balls you’re juggling, and quickly identify the most important item you should work on next, a strategy I’ve discussed at length in my book: How to Organize Your Work and Your Life.