We’re all great at being motivated to do what we like, but for us to truly get things done, we need to do what’s necessary as well. The discipline to do what’s necessary is very much powered by the “why” behind what you want. The only way to create a different future for yourself is to take action now, today. By focusing on getting the most out of each and every day, keep in mind some of the ideas below.
- Whatever you have to do write it out. People carry far too much around in their heads. This causes undue stress and burnout because we are desperately trying not to forget anything. Writing it out allows you to get it out of your head so you free up thinking space inside your head. It also makes things clearer and easier to prioritise as they are recorded in front of you.
- Write how long it takes you to do everyday tasks. We often misjudge how long it takes us to do the jobs we do every day. This leads to poor planning and organisational problems. Become more aware of how long the everyday jobs take and you will find yourself able to arrange your day more productively.
- Control your addiction to technology. Make sure you limit your time on texting/I.phones, Blackberry’s, Laptops and the Internet. One of the biggest problems people have is that they find themselves addicted to checking their emails. This wastes a massive amount of time as it distracts us from the more important tasks. The key is to decide on a specific time per day to check your emails and do it all in one go rather than continuously checking in. This will make sure you work smarter and more productively.
- Watch less T.V.! Interesting Statistic – If you watch T.V for three hours a day from the age of five years old, by the time you are fifty you will have watched the equivalent of 24 hours a day for six years! If you cut this down by even one hour a day you will have gained back over two years worth of time!
So here’s the bottom line. The future is coming, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it! You can either take action now, towards accomplishing those goals and enjoy the rewards, or, you can still be putting them off five years from now.