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Discussion on: Big task or small task first?

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Timur Batyrshin

I believe there could be several explanations to this:

  • That's about goals, not tasks.
  • That's about importance of tasks (linked to your goals), not to their size.
  • You talk about projects, not tasks, while the saying is about tasks.
  • The very essence of the saying is about dropping smaller, less important tasks to the floor and not doing them at all. How to choose these? Just do 3 larges things and abandon everything else for the day. They'll probably take most of your day anyway.

I can totally understand both points, it's just context that matters very much.