Ultra productive people are usually very determined and high energy people. These people are driven and want to get things done on a very consistent basis. It is important for these people to stick to a routine that works for them and it is imperative that they each find out what works for them more so than other things. Some people just have things that make them “tick” and this helps them stay focused on things they need to get done.
- Avoid pausing or setting aside things to deal with later, but also try to avoid letting small, urgent things monopolize your attention.
- Don’t multitask, but do “eat the frog” by doing the most unpleasant jobs first.
- Check email at only certain times and don’t let yourself be drawn into overcommitting — you need to learn to say no.
“Productive people end each day by preparing for the next. This practice accomplishes two things: it helps you solidify what you’ve accomplished today, and it ensures you’ll have a productive tomorrow.”