How Dominoes Can Help You Prioritize Your Tasks
Dominoes are black and white rectangular blocks used for a variety of games. They are also commonly known as bones, cards, tiles, stones, or spinners.
They can be made of a wide range of materials, including wood, plastic, and even bone. Regardless of their materials, dominoes are a fun and challenging game.
The most common domino set contains 28 pieces, called dominoes, which are placed face down in a pile. Then, each player chooses seven dominoes to play.
In this simple game, players try to place their dominoes next to each other, making sure they have a matching value. For example, if the first domino is a six-end tile, the second player will choose a five-end tile that has a matching number of pips.
One of the most interesting aspects of this classic game is how it teaches us about the physics of toppling. In fact, a 1983 study by University of British Columbia physicist Lorne Whitehead revealed that dominoes can actually knock down things about half their size.
This is because they convert much of their potential energy into kinetic energy when they fall. That energy is then transferred to the next domino as it falls, giving it the push to topple the rest.
That’s a lot of energy! It might seem like a small amount, but it’s enough to create some serious impact.
It can also make a huge difference in the way we prioritize our activities. Identifying the “dominoes” of your goals is key to moving them forward.
If you’re trying to build a career, for instance, there might be several areas that you would like to focus on. The key is to pick the dominoes that are most important and then prioritize those tasks, focusing on the ones that have the greatest impact.
For example, if you’re trying to build your online presence and grow your email list, it could be useful to create a series of blog posts. Each blog post might have a different purpose, such as attracting new readers or providing valuable content.
But if you’re trying to build your career, it might be more helpful to prioritize the blog posts that help you achieve a larger goal. That’s what I call the Domino Effect.
Ivy Lee taught me this trick a long time ago, and it’s a powerful way to prioritize my streams of ideas. The idea behind it is to take a step back and think about how each of my idea-dominos connects with the world around me.
This isn’t something I ever thought about until recently, but it is a very powerful way to see how many of my ideas are connected. It also allows me to decide which ones I should share with the world and which I should save for later.
I think it’s a great way to keep my ideas flowing and my projects on track! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all your ideas, I encourage you to try this technique and see how it can improve your decision-making.