Do you have the best intentions to focus your time on the high priority activities but find find yourself spending valuable time on the low priority tasks?
Research has shown that people tend to work on the low priority tasks because they have a fear that they will be forgotten.
This can be prevented through the implementation of a system. A task list, for example, will allow you to see at a glance exactly which activities need to be done and when – on a day-to-day basis. A follow-up file is another good example of a system that can hold the low priority tasks until you are ready to complete them.
What makes a system successful is two-fold:
1. The first is the full adaptation and follow through of whatever you set up.
2. The second is that you may need to change some habits that prevent you from following your system.
The habits I’m referring to are the unproductive habits that we tend to use as excuses to make us feel like we are working or being productive – socializing on the internet would be a good example.
A wise person once said: if you continue to do what you have always done you will continue to get the same results you have always gotten. Ask yourself, are you getting the results you want?
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