Remember all the sensations that you experience during the process of doing a particularly unpleasant, but urgent and necessary thing. First, you try to procrastinate as much as you can, you make excuses for everything that is possible and not possible, you look for a relatively easy solution, but time never stops.
What impact might this have on your personal or professional growth? As it turned out, quite negative.
Author of more than 80 books, trainer, consultant, true sales guru, Brian Tracy shares 21 unique ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time.
Although the book is useful for a person of any profession, it is especially important for a communications specialist: time management, accurate control of work execution planning and implementation.
The author of the book tells us in the introduction that a person never has enough time to do everything he plans. That is why practical thinking and ways to increase productivity are needed.
- Define your goals and write them down for visibility.
- Create work plans for them.
- Focus on the most important 20% of your tasks.
- Think long-term to make short-term decisions.
- Postpone things smartly.
- Use the A (must do) B (need to do) C (would be nice to do) D (need to delegate tasks to others) E (useless tasks) method.
- Define exactly what you are responsible for
- When it’s time to work, work
- Prepare for work before starting work
- Concentrate on one task at a time
- Develop skills
- Use your strengths, special abilities
- Determine what is holding you back
- Find motivation
- Make the most of your energy (determine what time of day you are most productive and save important tasks for those times)
- Become an optimist
- Don’t let technology steal your time
- Break tasks down into the smallest components
- Set a daily schedule for completing tasks
- Find your flow (become the person who does everything quickly and on time)
- Work on the task until it is finished
These are the 21 components that may seem difficult to implement, but are actually much easier and more effective than wasting time and procrastinating. The principle is as follows: it is necessary to define your goal, and divide the way to achieve it into small steps. After that, find the most effective ways to “eat the frog”.