“We have a ‘strategic’ plan. It’s called doing things.” ~ Herb Kelleher, founder,Southwest Airlines
Let’s start with a hard reality check.
Everyone, yes, EVERYONE on this planet has just 24 hours in a day. No more, no less.
Yet, some people get more done in their 24 hours than most would in a week or a month.
Agree? Want to know how? Want to know their secrets?
Yes, thats the first secret.
Super successful people all over the world know the power of organizing their tasks by priority. In separating the important from the not so important and urgent, they are choosing to spend their valuable time only on things that matter.
They are willing to sacrifice the not so important in favour of completing the important.
Next they also know that multi tasking is for losers.
Have you been proud about your ability to multitask? You may want to revisit that thought.
Working on one important task at a time ensures you give it your complete attention and get it done well in time and in the best manner possible
Multitasking will mean compromise either on the quality and or the time taken to get it done.
Want to know a third secret?
Once they have figured out what really matters and needs to be done, the peak performers focus all their attention and efforts in getting it done. The world and its zillion distractions have to wait. They stand no chance of grabbing any attention because the peak performers are like laser beams powerful, sharp, effective and fast.
Guess what, a combination of prioritization and focus will make you run through your ‘To Do’ list like a hot knife through butter.
So begin now, break your tasks by priority, start on the most important one and do not rest until you have completed it, then move onto the next most important and the one after that and so on…
Go on, seize the day!