“Why can’t I get all of these tasks done in time?!” That question was something I used to ask myself evening after evening, hopelessly glancing over my to-do list for the day. “Is there something wrong with me?! Am I just not good enough at what I do for a living?!” Such thoughts are not particularly […]
Today I want to share a very simple, yet very critical time-management skill that usually is underestimated.
But not having this skill can seriously sabotage your best efforts to get things done and to move towards your goals in life.
The skill I’m talking about is to say no — primarily in your mind — to everything that is not what you really want.
I just had a real revelation when I was stopped cold in my creative work by what seemed to me a really difficult problem. I thought about the solution for days. But I just couldn’t find an answer that was really satisfying to me. I was stuck.
And here is the surprising but genius solution to getting unstuck: When you are stuck, just move on with your next best idea.
Instead of thinking and waiting and thinking again, just move on! Use what you currently have and make a step forward.
Time is one of the most valuable resources you have. How and where you spend your time determines the quality of your life. And you need to get control over your time.
Especially now as I’m personally becoming a father of two baby-girls, I have to rethink how I spend the very little time I have left for me most effectively.
It can be done. Because everybody on the planet has the same amount time. And there are people who get their stuff done.
The first thing you have to realize is this…
One of the most limiting resources I have lately is time. There are really so many great things to do which all make sense and would improve my overall goals. So naturally the questions comes up: How can I save time or how can I work faster and get more of my important stuff done?
Impact tasks are those tasks that have the biggest positive effect on what you want to achieve. If you complete them, they really change something for the better, they get you noticeably ahead. They have an impact. They make progress.
Sometimes the most sophisticated productivity system is just not working out for everybody. The reason is often that it is too complicated to use it on a daily basis. Here I thought about the most simple productivity system that still gets the job done and helps us to be more productive without stressing ourselves out.