I’ve said it many times that an average human being has more than s/he can handle every day. These overwhelm the ability to hit targets.
It is to this end that humans look for productivity hacks. I’ve written a number here on this blog.
Today, I’ll tell you about one more.
It is that to succeed at your tasks, you must do what really matters. You must concentrate on your most important tasks.
Below are three important tips to focusing on and doing what really matters.
1. Choose: first of you must choose those tasks that show the big picture for you. These may not have immediate results but long-term benefits. Your core values should determine what you do not as-they-arrive tasks. Prioritising alone would better your chances of overall success. Remember that most of the tasks that would pop out of no where does not deserve your attention. Choose well!
2. Commit: it is one thing to choose the big picture tasks and yet another to really do them. Committing to your chosen tasks entails saying a blunt No to all distractions and focusing on the task at hand. Concentrating on your elected tasks moves you beyond choosing to do those tasks to actually doing them. Remember, knowing what to do is not the problem, committing to doing them is. It is easy to express willingness but hard to commit to doing what really matters.
It is easy to express willingness but hard to commit to doing what really matters.
3. Sustain: it is not enough that you have elected to do only what really matters in your bid to journey towards the big picture. In fact, it is not enough even if you commit to doing some tasks on the list. What really matters is sustenance. Consistent commitment! If you only elect and commit to doing certain tasks alone, your success becomes sectional or partial. To succeed every day, you must stay consistent in your commitment towards the elected tasks.
Doing work that matters surely increases your chance of succeeding; of increasing your productivity. To do this you must know what matters, commit to it and consistently do it.
Now go and be more productive!