A little off topic at face value but definitely something we could all do to improve ourselves by practicing these 10 ways to get things done.
I can’t take credit for writing this list but I can absolutely tell you that it works. If you wrote this list, please let me know so I can give proper attribution.
1) Wake Up Early –
START WORKING ON THINGS BEFORE PEOPLE AND DISTRACTIONS EVEN WAKE UP.
2) Make a list –
WRITE YOUR TASKS DOWN SO YOU HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
3) Limit your time –
YOU TAKE EXACTLY THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU GIVE YOURSELF TO COMPLETE TASKS. SET A DEADLINE.
4) Treat yourself –
REWARD PROGRESS. TREAT YOURSELF EVERY TIME YOU CHECK ITEMS OFF YOUR LIST.
5) Pick up the pace –
WORK FASTER. TRY TO GET THINGS DONE QUICKER.
6) Limit distractions –
DON’T LEAVE THE TV ON IN THE BACKGROUND. CONCENTRATE ON ONE TASK AT A TIME.
7) Ignore the unnecessary –
TRY TO LIMIT THE TASKS YOU NEED TO DO. IF IT IS NOT NECESSARY, IGNORE IT.
8) Start at the beginning –
BREAK YOUR TASKS DOWN, AND START WITH THE SIMPLEST, EASIEST STEP YOU CAN THINK OF.
9) Batch tasks together –
DO YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE STORE? MIGHT AS WELL PICK UP THE DRY CLEANING ON YOUR WAY BACK.
10) Delegate –
YOU ONLY HAVE SO MUCH TIME. PAY SOMEONE TO HANDLE TASKS FOR YOU.
A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words…the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.
– Mark Twain (quoted by William Dean Howell in “My Mark Twain”)