We all know that procrastination is the biggest enemy of success in the business world. It is proven in the book Think and Grow Rich that lack of decision was one of the most common factors of failure. How does an individual overcome such a strong poisonous habit. Here are 3-strategies to improve your productivity and focus.
It’s simple and only one word, discipline. Discipline is the ability to give yourself a command and follow it. The most successful people on earth are some of the most disciplined people. Michael Jordan said the thing that allowed him to succeed was that he was able to make a decision on what he wanted to do and wouldn’t let his body argue with him or debate on completing the task. He was an incredibly disciplined person. People who are undisciplined don’t get anything done. There is a massive difference between knowing what to do and actually executing what you know how to do. This website says usually starts in school because everyone knows they have deadlines but very few people actually start their project well in advance because most people do not have discipline and are not feeling any kind of emotional pain that would force them to take action. Imagine if there was a student who had to score above an 80% on a project or he would be kicked out of school. That student would have the project started and worked on well in advance because he is under pressure to perform or will feel some type of pain if the task is not complete. That’s the reason he is able to change his habits because he is emotionally involved in it.
Most Uncomfortable Task First
Do the most uncomfortable task first. The reason for this is most of the time we procrastinate on tasks because of the discomfort or non-pleasure we will receive from doing the task. Everyone can easily do a task they enjoy but few people can’t force themselves to do things that they do not enjoy. The trick is to carry out the most uncomfortable task for the day first to give yourself some momentum. This will help you feel better and motivated to get more done because the worst thing you had to do that day is now off the table and you’re able to do other things that will not be as bad compared to the first task.
Turn Off Your Phone
This is one of the most obvious tips but incredibly powerful. It’s important that you turn off your phone or even remove it from site while you are getting things done because your phone is one of the biggest triggers for dopamine which makes it easy to get distracted. Sometimes even if your phone is on your desk while your working, it’s proven that your not 100% focused because your always anticipating a message popping up to distract you which means you are not giving 100% to your work. If you are able to remove distractions and 100% focus on the task you have in front of you, you will be able to get much more done in a much quicker amount of time because you are laser focused.
These are 3 of the most powerful things you can do to improve your work life and get more done. The ultimate measure of how much you accomplish is how much you can get done and most people do not have a problem with creativity and building ideas, they have problems with executing and putting those plans into action. Hopefully this article was able to shed some light on how you can go about moving into action to be more productive and get more done in a shorter amount of time using very simple tips. This is not rocket science which is the beauty of these types of strategies. Try it for yourself to see if you are able to become one of those entrepreneurs who is always getting ahead because of your discipline, ability to focus and get stuff done. If you look at all the top CEO’s in the world, they all consist of these traits because it is very unlikely that you will accomplish anything by always procrastinating on the tasks you need to accomplish to get ahead. It’s easy to do but also easy not to do. We hope you found this article helpful and are able to apply it to your business and lifestyle.