Would you like to get more done every day? No matter how busy we get, most people feel the frustration of not getting as much done as they would like to get done in a day. We can even found ourselves with so many things on our “to-do” list that we experience that paralyzing feeling of overwhelm.
Here are three key words that can help you get more accomplished in a day than ever before.
- FOCUS. Make sure you have absolute clarity about what you need to be working on at any given time and then focus on that one thing. Turn off or eliminate as many distractions as possible. Stop trying to multi-task, which lowers the quality and productivity of your work. Learn to focus on one task until it is completed.
- FAST. There is an amazing power that comes with the efficiency of speed. Approach each task with a sense of urgency which will intensify your focus and help you get it done more quickly. The key is to get things done fast without rushing.
- FINISH. Too many of us are guilty of starting things and never finishing. There is tremendous momentum and a sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a task before moving on to the next one. And every time you finish something in creates more power and momentum.
The best way to put all this together is with what I call the “Gotta Get Outta Here” Game. Have you ever had tickets to a big game or concert, and you were trying to get everything wrapped up at the office before heading out for the big night? In those moments we tend to be very effective at all three of these ideas. We get super FOCUSED on getting the most important stuff done FAST so we can get it FINISHED and head out for the big event. In those moments our productivity surges and no matter how busy it is we get more accomplished in less time because of that clarity and urgency that is driving us. Simply bring that same level of intensity to your work every day and you will be amazed at how much you can accomplish.