Applying the A B C D E Method*. A = Must do --- Serious consequences for noncompletion*. B = Should do --- Mild consequences for doing or not doing*. C = Nice to do --- No consequences whether you do it or not.*. D = delegate --- Everything you possibly can to free up more time for those things that only you can do.*. E = Eliminate --- Discontinue all tasks and activates that are no longer essential to your work and to achieving your goals.