FIP- First Importance First



Some things are more important than others. Some factors are more important than others. Some objectives are more important than others. Some consequences are more important than others.

In thinking about a situation, after you have generated a number of ideas, you have to decide which ones are the more important ones so that you can do something about them.

After doing a PMI, CAF, AGO or C&S, you can do an FIP to pick out the most important points. These are the ones you have to give priority to and deal with first.


Someone wants to borrow some money from you. From the different factors, you pick out the following as being priorities.

  • Do you have the money?
  • Can you afford to lend it?
  • Do you trust the borrower?
  • When will the borrower pay it back?