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First-in, first-out: become a “queue-type” worker with strong execution

  The FIFO principle does not need to consider such a highly subjective thing as “priority”, but “simple and crude” sorting by entry time, squeezes out hesitation and excuses, and forces a person to complete everything he has to complete. thing.
  It would be nice if everything went as planned as planned, but that is often not the case.
  The reality is often: I planned to do 10 things this week, but by the end of the week it had ballooned to seventeen or eight. These things are unplanned, but they have to be dealt with, but the problem is that the original schedule is already full.
  Many people in the workplace are faced with such a problem: tasks always fall from the sky, indiscriminate, it seems that you are idle and have nothing to do, but obviously you already have a lot of things at hand. Maybe someone smart will give you a tip: Prioritize things, and do the important, high-priority things first. This method is certainly correct, but it doesn’t always work. Because it lurks 3 tough questions:
  1. What if I get the priorities wrong?
  Prioritization is a complex decision-making activity, and it is entirely possible to go wrong. The method of prioritization doesn’t take into account the possibility of “debugging” at all, it is based on a perfect assumption that people have a very strong ability to prioritize. But this assumption is unfounded. Assuming that a person can really prioritize right every time, his work is of course orderly. A person’s work is messed up precisely because they don’t know how to prioritize!
  2. The more important things are, the more likely they are to procrastinate
  . The typical performance of the “procrastinator” is that he always puts off doing the most important things, but he does the trivial things very neatly. Writers often face procrastination. They know that writing is important, but because it is so important, it puts a lot of pressure on the heart. Therefore, they will find some small things to work on, as if the time is not wasted, but in fact it is just to delay the most important thing. Therefore, prioritizing and doing the most important things is right in theory, but it may be difficult to execute.
  3. Low-priority work needs to be done as well.
  Even if you can really prioritize right, so what? The work at the bottom of the priority, you also need to complete. Here’s the truth: whatever the company gives you must be done. And this may happen in reality: Originally, your immediate supervisor assigned you tasks A, B, and C, but suddenly your immediate supervisor’s supervisor jumped the level and assigned you task D. Can you not do it?
  So we are often faced with such a situation, like opening a messy house, there are garbage everywhere, the walls are peeling off, the water is leaking and the electricity is cut off… At this time, you may be a little broken and ask: “What should I do first?”
  This is When you have to sacrifice a very simple, fool-like principle: the principle of first-in, first-out, English called FIFO, is the abbreviation of First In First Out. Imagine putting all the tasks to be completed in a queue. The order of the queue is in accordance with the time when you accept the tasks. The earlier you accept the tasks, the higher the queue. Then you process these things in that order, with the task at the front of the queue you process first until it’s done.
  The FIFO principle is like a badminton barrel. The characteristic of the badminton tube is that the shuttlecock can only be taken out in one direction. If you take the shuttlecock in the opposite direction, the ball will basically be broken.
  In the data structure of the computer, the data stored in the “first-in, first-out” method constitutes a “queue”, while another data structure “stack” adopts the “Last In First Out” (LIFO) method. That is, the data entered last is taken out first.
  Queues and stacks are very basic concepts, and each has its own use in computer science, but analogy to real-life scenarios, I think it is more preferable to use queues to advance actions.
  The way of “stack” is a bit like the hot gossip we follow every day, new gossip appears every day, and our attention is also attracted by these gossip, and this interest will always be replaced by new gossip in a new day, The earlier data in the stack is gradually forgotten, which is somewhat similar to the various classic film and television works that we have always wanted to watch but have not watched in the hard disk.
  In fact, one of the manifestations of the “procrastinator” is that he is always paying attention to new hot spots, focusing only on new jobs, and in this way of pretending to be busy to avoid the long-standing “old and difficult” tasks. In other words, “procrastinators” are also “stack workers”, while people with strong execution are often “first-in, first-out” “queue workers”, for whom things are done one by one , leave no room to complete, if the old task is not completed, don’t even think about doing the new one.
  Therefore, the first-in-first-out principle is a very valuable action principle. It does not need to consider such a highly subjective thing as “priority”, but “simple and rude” sorting by entry time, saving the need for The hassle of decision-making squeezes out hesitations and excuses and forces a man to do everything he has to do.
  The simpler the principle in action, the more effective it is.

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