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How To Get More Done Faster

Updated on March 26, 2014

Time is our most valuable resource. However, most people procrastinate too often and wait until the last minute to get their work done. Not only does this result in a colossal amount of work at the end, but it also results in goals getting reduced. We have a tendency to reduce our goals when the going gets tough. That's why over 80% of the people in the world appear to forget about their New Year's resolutions. If you completely forgot your New Year's resolutions, they you are a part of the majority.

However, it doesn't have to be this way. It is still possible to change your habits so that you get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. The tactics I will share with you will appear to be common sense, but implementing common sense has become difficult. The common sense tactics are the ones that usually work, and these tactics are not exceptions to the rule.

I have used these tactics to dramatically increase my productivity. After implementing these tactics, I was able to quickly find the time to write two blog posts every day, schedule 48 tweets every day, create two Squidoo lenses every week, create videos, create training courses, and write books. In fact, I am currently in the process of writing a book called Lead The Stampede right now. Let's not forget to mention that I am 16 years old, still go to school, take the most rigorous courses, and run for my school's track and cross country teams. If a 16 year old can apply these tactics and find more time in the day to get more accomplished, then you can too. Without any further adieu, these are the tactics that, once implemented, will result in you accomplishing more in a shorter amount of time.

Difficulty: medium

Cost: Time

Instructions:

1. In order to get more accomplished, you need to start by setting goals for yourself. Setting goals for yourself will give you something to strive for instead of guessing/hoping you end up getting the right amount of work done.

2. Have a close deadline. My deadline is to accomplish all of the goals I write down within 1 week. That means I am not aiming to write a 500 page novel in 1 week, but I am aiming to write 20 blog posts, send out 25 emails, record 5 videos, and do other things within a given week.

3. Be sure to give yourself some discomfort with your goals for the week. If you are accomplishing all of your goals in one day with no worry about getting them accomplished, you are not giving yourself enough goals for the week. I give myself goals that seem as if they are too much to chew, but by adding the deadline, you feel a sense of urgency. That sense of urgency has been responsible for my ability to accomplish more of my goals in a shorter amount of time.

4. Have a work zone where you will be able to do work uninterrupted. When you are doing your work, you do not want something as small as a text message to distract you. Once you are working, you need to have the tunnel vision that will allow you to get your work done.

5. Follow this flow of productivity. According to The Buffer Blog, we work the best when we work for 90 straight minutes and then take a 20 minute break.

What are your thoughts about time management and how has it affected your life?

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    • Andromachi profile image

      Andromachi Polychroniou 

      4 years ago from Maurothalassa, Serres, Greece

      You are only 16? I hadn't read your profile before so this is totally unexpected.

      If you manage to do so many things at that age, I can't imagine what you will succeed in when you reach 30. I really hope you won't change. Keep up the good work and thank you for sharing.

    • alienbritt profile image

      alienbritt 

      4 years ago

      good advice!

    working

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