Did you notice how hectic our life is in a modern world. Lots of people are constantly busy, overworked, exhausted and stressed. Will you believe me that you can actually Accomplish more by doing less stuff?
I was just the same: always busy with zero time for myself. My agenda was overbooked, my tasks list overlapped and there was no way of me able to do it all in a time frame set. I was so close to a bun out as never. All those approaching deadlines brought me to a constant state of stress. I couldn’t afford myself to watch a movie or have a day time nap as I had loads of things to do.
That’s when I realized: something needs to be changed. I started looking for a formula that will still help me to move forwards without loosing my mind. I’ve read “The 4-Hour Workweek’ Book by Timothy Ferriss and “The 12 Week Year” Book by Brian P. Moran and Michael Lennington that opened my eyes widely. I was achieving things, but at what price? Sadly to say, I was doing things good but wrong!
That’s why I want to share on how you can accomplish more by doing less and save precious time for yourself, your family, friends and hobbies.
Do only one thing at a time
There is nothing worse than a pile of unfinished projects. Unfinished projects do not bring you anywhere. Non- of them. Instead of spending an enormous time on unfinished five is better to focus on one at a time and have 2-3 completed for the same amount of time.
In plus, switching from one project to another you most probably are losing your productivity and time.
Focus on what you are good at
Know your strengths, focus on them and create the best environment for what you are good at. This technique will inevitably help you accomplish more for less. If you can afford, hire help for things you are not good at and that will double or even triple the time required if done by you. Value your time! Sometimes trying to save less and spending days to figure out on how to do certain things leads to loosing more for being distracted from your main purpose. Consider what the time of your time is worth.
Enhancing your strengths often provides a multiplier effect, while trying to fix weaknesses typically leads to only incremental improvement. ~ Timothy Ferriss
Have a schedule
Schedule helps to have a clear picture of how the things actually are. It will undoubtedly demonstrate when tasks are overloaded. Not enough time to do it all? Say “No” to some stuff and postpone other. Focus on what has the most priority now and in the nearest future. Do not try covering all and at the same time. Learn to ignore what is not important in order to Accomplish More.
Don’t wait till your project is perfect
Waiting for perfect can lead to nothing! Do not loose your time. Narrow your focus and do just enough for now! And add things on top of it later. This approach will help you to have your project DONE! Anything can be improved later. Just keep putting one leg in front of the next and finally launch your project, start your blog, publish your e-book, book that exam, send your resume and go to an interview… It is hard to be perfect and honestly, there is no need for that. What is perfect for one can have absolute no sense for another one.
Establish your long-term goals move toward them to Accomplish More
There is absolutely no reason to start and even finish the project that doesn’t lead to your main goal fulfillment. If I want to succeed in an IT field a “History of Furniture” course taken will not benefit me at all even if successfully passed.
To be truly effective, your daily activity must align with your long-term vision, strategies, and tactics. ~Brian P. Moran, The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months