Monday Motivation – March 27, 2023

Have you ever had one of those days when it was over? You said, “I didn’t get anything done, but man, I was busy.” I know I have, and the reasons may be many, so let’s talk about a few of them.

First is insufficient planning. If you don’t organize your day before it starts, you will be engaged in the battle, trying to put things in perspective, and your priorities will look more like what’s urgent than what’s important.

There are only seven things you can do in a day that require thought, depending on the project size. Sometimes we attempt too much; we try to eat the elephant in one bite and need to be more organized in the project to concentrate our power. So break up the project and schedule what you can accomplish in a day.

Procrastination is the king of all time wasters for one big reason; it’s in our heads. We may procrastinate for a thousand reasons, from fear of failure, attempting too much to disliking the work – I hate bookkeeping. The best way to defeat procrastination is to organize your workspace and the project with a good outline and manageable work portions. Then use some previous guidance and eat the crust first; make that thing you’re procrastinating the first thing you do when you start work.

Distractions come in various flavors, including unscheduled office visits, unexpected phone calls, email, social media, and disorganized workspace, and if you work from home, there are many more. Working from a prioritized daily action list is the first and most effective step. The second step is eliminating all surrounding distractions, including changing locations where people can’t find you. Regarding phone calls and emails, turn off your notifications when you focus on high priorities, schedule times to make and receive calls, and work on email.

This week take a few minutes to identify what’s wasting your time and make a strategy to counter that issue. Please write it down in the daily action list and take action. It can save you hours of effort and double your productivity.

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Remember, “all things are possible through prayer and heavy deadlifts.”™


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