When you want to succeed at something, your approach should always be the same.
In an article published by Insurance Business Australia, it’s about starting small and doing one thing at a time.
In Gary Keller’s 2013 book, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, Gary notes that all of us have 24 hours in day, but why do some people perform better in getting more work done?
Set your focus and stick to it. Here are a few ways to do it:
Start small, think big
Choose your goal and be clear about what you’re trying to achieve. Once you have determined your precise goal, ask yourself what changes that could be done to produce better results? When you’ve figured it out, you’ll make progress and get things moving for you.
Be in the now
Technology is here and although systems may take time to create, they are important to have. Effective processes and automated systems are essential to assist you in your work. For example, when you’re able to cut down admin work as much as possible using the systems, you can spend more time focusing on doing one thing at a time. More time for yourself means less stress too.
Focus on you
Blocking off some time for yourself can encourage you to be more efficient. Set aside some time to avoid distractions such as phone calls, emails, and more can increase your focus to work on that one thing that’s important to ensure it’s completed. Take a break once your task is done and repeat the same for the next task.
Take time off for yourself
It’s easy to understand why people can feel they’re on a treadmill without a “stop” button which can lead to a job burnout eventually. You can be at any level – regardless if you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, or employee working hard to excel in your line of work, your body and mind will still need to recover. Everyone deserves a break and it’s not a bad thing to pause doing something when you’re tired. In fact, your mood and energy will be boosted after a much deserved break.
Go ahead and do that one most important thing on your to do list and move to the next one. The plan is to not revisit the previous task once it’s completed – you won’t be able to focus on doing that “one thing” at a time if you keep going back to the same task as there won’t be progression on your end.
Are you ready to start taking control of your to do list today and focus on getting that one important task done?
If you have more ideas or tips you’d like to share with us on managing time and tasks, we’d love to hear from you.
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