Frontburner actions are those actions which require your full attention, but do not require prolonged periods of time to get them done. It’s like making a stir-fry vegetables. They are done fast & deliver value quickly.

They can sometimes turn into a backburner project , which just takes time. First off, you put the initial effort in it & then you let it simmer on a backburner, like cooking a vegetable broth for hours.

If you are hungry of results, have a set of frontburner actions by hand to raise your motivation levels.

Ask yourself, what can I do meeting 10 minute rule to move things ahead?

The concept of frontburner actions and backburner projects comes from Mind Management, Not Time Management by David Kadavy.