You get up early, go everywhere on time, work hard and there are still tons of incomplete tasks! How is this even possible? How does everyone else finish every task they have?
Yes, you work hard, you need to efficiently instead and now I am going to give you the secrets of being productive. Ready? Good, let’s begin.
Urgent Can Wait
If you have a work to do, but there are other urgent tasks, skip them. Do what you plan to do first.
Do It Now
Whatever you have to do, do not postpone it. Do it as soon as possible.
Difficult Duties Come First
Don’t waste your time on small task in the morning. Complete the most difficult thing and you will have plenty of time for other small tasks later.
Try to focus on one thing and finish that one first. After that, you are free for your other tasks.
Get Ready for Tomorrow
Before going to bed, plan your future. Plan for tomorrow and get ready.
You don’t have to be superman or superwoman. Say no when you have more important things to do. Trust me: you have to say no sometimes.
Check E-mails At Your Own Pace
You can’t walk around with your mobile phone always waiting for an e-mail. Check them the same time every day and do not waste time on e-mails all day.
You don’t have to wake up super early, but try to have a morning routine for an emptier and ready mind. Don’t just wake up and go out.
Sometimes meetings can be important, but mostly they are a huge waste of time. Be late, leave early, check e-mail while at the meeting. Whatever! Just don’t be stuck in a meeting for too long.
Urgent: Something that is emergent, that needs to be done first
Task: Duty, something that you need to do
Routine: Things that you do regularly
Avoid: Trying to not do something
Postpone: to cancel
According to the passage, which of the following statements is false?
- Urgent comes first, do it first
- Meetings should be avoided
- Difficult tasks comes first
- Saying no helps
If I have a meeting, what should I do?
- Be there on time
- Leave on time
- Listen to everything they talk about
- Leave early
Which of the following options are NOT good for a productive person?
- Having a morning routine
- Checking e-mails all the time
- Avoiding meetings
- Saying no to people
(1) Urgent comes first, do it first
(4) Leave early
(2) Checking e-mails all the time