In life, I have found a simple truth. The more I try to get things done, the less time I have to do them. I must decide on my priorities. In the old days, I used to set aside an hour on a daily basis to do this. I’d make complicated lists and then strategically go through and mark them from A to F, depending on their priority. Then I would take this list and painstakingly plan my day. I would schedule things down to the minute.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work.
That hour that I spent on planning was a way to procrastinate.
Instead of doing something, I was planning to do a lot of things.
Planning was the key word. I got excellent at planning but atrocious at doing.
One day, I tried an experiment.
I decided to see if I could plan my day in 5 minutes.
I got a sheet of paper and made a list of the important things I needed to do.
Then, I looked at the list and picked the top six.
Then, instead of painstakingly planning them out, I did something unthinkable.
I picked one task and got started.
I was actually doing something.
Time elapsed: 5 Minutes.
To make this easy for myself, I designed a simple daily planner with six boxes at the top. I just sit down in the morning and [Read more…] about A Simple Way To Get Things Done