Where Are You Putting Your Efforts?
Medium efforts lead to medium results. Harder efforts can lead to medium results. You have heard about working smarter well that one is true. It’s really important as an individual that you have a penetrative efficient quality about your daily work. It’s not easy when you are running your own business or working on the side to fund a dream job. You will be firefighting (and sometimes there is no choice). So even more then, it is crucial that the half hour you have that day is spent in the right way. Only the good talented people out there will be able to figure this one out. I can’t tell you what tools or smart methods will work for you but I can help you with some techniques.
“given a 10 minute task if you take 30 minutes to achieve it it takes 8. Given a 10 minute task and 10 minutes it will take you 12!”
A method to help you work efficiently and smart.
- Get off your phone and move away from any electronics.
- Meditate the evening before or in the morning
- Create a mental or physical list after meditation. The list outlines the most important task you WILL DO. Make the task achievable given the time you have.
- Don’t steal time away from this task for other tasks.
- Do the task.
Give this technique 3 days and observe the results. The reason for meditation is to declutter your mind and to help you see what is most important.
Takeaway and think about..
Think about the people you admire or aspire to. They might be sportsmen or women they may be business leaders. I am not about to tell you that for periods of time they would have not worked hard. What I want you to ask yourself is do they enjoy it, do they make it look easy? So that’s where you need to looking at your style. Are you flying round on the phone talking to people giving instructions..do they? Do they
It is important to take away the following:
You are an individual with a finite amount of time in the day, you can create a hero mentality and double up your efforts. Just like with fasting that CAN work short term. But if you try to sustain this it will crush you. So how do the successful people in your world do it? I would say you will find many of them because they are not running around and working too hard allow their minds to function much more efficiently. Also given a 10 minute task if you take 30 minutes to achieve it it takes 8. Given a 10 minute task and 10 minutes it will take you 12.
Realise what then is achievable in a sustainable manner you might need to realign your own expectations. Have you given yourself an unachievable goal? That will beat you over the head and take away your spirit.