Time is free but priceless.
Chances are you have multiple responsibilities and things on your plate every day, but being “productive” is not the same as being “busy”.
Adopt some of these habits in the next 10 minutes, and you’ll be more productive for the rest of your life.
1. How to prioritise
You can’t achieve anything in life if you are not clear about exactly what you want. Having plans forces you (or at least it should) to do something.
Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” You have no chance of making it in life if you don’t have priorities.
Priorities are things you have to get done in your personal life or at work.
Successful and effective people know what to do when to do it and the tools they need to help them achieve their life goals. Knowing how to prioritize affects the success of your life and business.
To prioritise better, identify your most important tasks (MIT’s), separate urgent from important ones, access the value of each task, order them by importance, and finally add the estimated time of completion anything on your must-do list.
Make your to-do list short.
Call it a “success list”, says Gary Keller, author “The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results”.
“Long hours spent checking off a to-do list and ending the day with a full trash can and a clean desk are not virtuous and have nothing to do with success.Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list — a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results.
To-do lists tend to be long; success lists are short. One pulls you in all directions; the other aims you in a specific direction. One is a disorganized directory and the other is an organized directive. If a list isn’t built around success, then that’s not where it takes you. If your to-do list contains everything, then it’s probably taking you everywhere but where you really want to go.”