In the previous articles of this Productivity Series we looked at causes of procrastination, and how to overcome it. In today’s article, say hello to the number one rule of any time management and productivity improvement system.
Part 3/8 – The Ultimate Way To Increase Productivity
You sure you’re ready to stop procrastinating and to get more done, day in day out? All right then, here we go:
The best way to get more done is to choose one thing that you’ll work on next. Dedicate yourself to it entirely, without distractions or multitasking. Turn of ANYTHING that might bother you and keep going until it’s done.
That’s how simple it is! So simple actually, it’s nearly irresistible to sin against. There are always exceptions to the rule (like your office being on fire), but there aren’t nearly as many as we permit ourselves. Every concession to this golden principle is like punching a hole in a bucket. Before you know it you’re losing energy on all sides, and you can’t seem to get anything done.
You could say that most productivity methods are like plasters on a particular leak in a cauldron, more than a general solution. That’s why I prefer giving you the Golden Rule, a whole new bucket to work with. There’ll always be holes here and there, we’re only human.
Once you have this one rule mastered, you can use the practical productivity tips and tricks in the following articles to increase your productivity even more!
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