One mental trick to master productivity is to not get bogged down on the minor stuff. If you let yourself get too focused on the lesser issues of the day, you may lose focus on the main task that you set out to accomplish.
Another tip is to learn to say no to the less important tasks. In the end, these tasks can make you feel like you have accomplished a lot, but are really just quick fixes.
You also need to prioritize major tasks ahead of time. Instead of jumping from task to task, plan to overestimate the time you need to complete a large task so you have time to focus.
The last tip given is to focus on being content. You need to focus on this instead of consumerism. If the item does not compliment your goals, get rid of it.
- The key is to reel yourself back in and devote the greatest amount of time each day to the most important task.
- Don’t let the good become the enemy of the great. Knocking out the little things is good.
- Prioritize major projects ahead of time, and give yourself enough time to finish them.
“If your goals are important, then you have to be intentional about pursuing them. In today’s world, it’s too easy to lose sight of our ambitions. Especially as we try to tackle everything else that life throws at us.”