In private as well as professionally, the successful completion of a task depends on several interacting variables, some of which you should draw your attention to by asking the following questions: Do you merely have to, or do you also want to? Do you enjoy this part of the job, or do you not? And are you really the best guy for this or is there someone else from whose specific expertise the task could benefit significantly?
Answering honestly and drawing the sensible conclusions from the respective insights will unburden you from those To-Dos that are postponed endlessly, that ask for too much time and forced discipline in order to achieve an acceptable result, and thus will ultimately leave you with the maximum amount of time spent on what you are best at. For the organization you work with, the companies, and yourself. If you enjoy something, but aren’t great at it, profit from your motivation to learn fast and easy. If you have put enough on your slate already, don’t waste your time trying to be perfect at everything at once – because nobody is. Outsource and later implement the delegated parts, thrive on the success caused by your strengths.
So what outshines everything else if you concentrate only on your core competencies? What is it that you are really brilliant at?