Eat That Frog! 21 Great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time

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Eat That Frog! 21 Great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time by Brian Tracy

21 शानदार तरीके से धरोहर को रोकने और कम समय में अधिक काम करने के लिए

the key to happiness, satisfaction, great success and a wonderful feeling of personal power and effectiveness is for you to develop the habit of eating your frog first thing everyday when you start work.

खुशी, संतुष्टि, महान सफलता और व्यक्तिगत शक्ति और प्रभावशीलता की एक अद्भुत भावना की कुंजी है कि आप अपने मेंढक को पहली चीज खाने की आदत विकसित करें जब आप काम शुरू करते हैं।

Fortunately, this is learnable skill that you can acquire though repetition. And when you develop the habit of starting on your most important task before anything else, your success is assured.

सौभाग्य से, यह सीखने योग्य कौशल है जिसे आप पुनरावृत्ति के दौरान प्राप्त कर सकते हैं। और जब आप किसी और चीज से पहले अपने सबसे महत्वपूर्ण कार्य को शुरू करने की आदत विकसित करते हैं, तो आपकी सफलता सुनिश्चित होती है।

Here is the summary of twenty one great ways to stop procrastinating and get more things done faster. Review these rules and principles regularly until they become firmly ingrained in your thinking and actions, and your future will be guaranteed.

यहाँ एक महान इक्कीस तरीके से सारांश को रोकने के लिए और तेजी से और अधिक चीजें प्राप्त करने का तरीका है। इन नियमों और सिद्धांतों की नियमित रूप से समीक्षा करें, जब तक कि वे आपकी सोच और कार्यों में दृढ़ता से शामिल नहीं हो जाते, और आपके भविष्य की गारंटी होगी।

There is never enough time to do everything you have to do. You are
literally swamped with work and personal responsibilities, endless e-mails, social media, projects, stacks of magazines to read, and piles of books you intend to get to one of these days—as soon as you get caught up.

But the fact is that you are never going to get caught up. You will never get on top of your tasks. You will never get far enough ahead to be able to get to all those e-mails, books, magazines, and leisure-time activities that you dream
of.

And forget about solving your time management problems by becoming
more productive. No matter how many personal productivity techniques you master, there will always be more to do than you can ever accomplish in the time you have available to you, no matter how much it is.

You can get control of your time and your life only by changing the way you think, work, and deal with the never-ending river of responsibilities that flows over you each day. You can get control of your tasks and activities only to the degree that you stop doing some things and start spending more time on the few activities that can really make a difference in your life.

1. Set the table: टेबल सेट करें

Decide exactly what you want. Clarity is essential. Write out your goals and objectives before you begin.

आप जैसा चाहते हैं वैसा ही तय करें। स्पष्टता आवश्यक है। अपने लक्ष्यों और उद्देश्यों को लिखने से पहले शुरू करें।

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to achieve it.

NAPOLEON HILL
set the table

There is a powerful formula for setting and achieving goals that you can use for the rest of your life. It consists of seven simple steps. Any one of these steps can double and triple your productivity if you are not currently using it. Many of my graduates have increased their incomes dramatically in a matter of a few years, or even a few months, with this simple, seven-part method.

Step one: Decide exactly what you want.

Either decide for yourself or sit down with your boss and discuss your goals and objectives until you are crystal clear about what is expected of you and in what order of priority. It is amazing how many people are working away, day after day, on low-value tasks because they have not had this critical discussion with their managers. One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all.

Stephen Covey says, “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall,
every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.”

Step two: Write it down. Think on paper.

When you write down a goal, you crystallize it and give it tangible form. You create something that you can touch and see. On the other hand, a goal or objective that is not in writing is merely a wish or a fantasy. It has no energy behind it. Unwritten goals lead to confusion, vagueness, misdirection, and numerous mistakes.

Step three: Set a deadline on your goal; set subdeadlines if necessary.

A goal or decision without a deadline has no urgency. It has no real beginning or end. Without a definite deadline accompanied by the assignment or acceptance of specific responsibilities for completion, you will naturally
procrastinate and get very little done.

Step four: Make a list of everything you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal.

As you think of new activities, add them to your list. Keep building your list until it is complete. A list gives you a visual picture of the larger task or objective. It gives you a track to run on. It dramatically increases the likelihood that you will achieve your goal as you
have defined it and on schedule.

Step five: Organize the list into a plan.

Organize your list by priority and sequence. List all tasks in the order they need to be done. Take a few minutes to decide what you need to do first and what you can do later. Decide what has to be done before something else and what needs to be done afterward. Even better, lay out your plan visually in the form of a series of boxes and circles on a sheet of paper, with lines and arrows showing the relationship of each task to every other task. You’ll be amazed at how much easier it is to achieve your goal when you break it down into individual tasks. With a written goal and an organized plan of action, you will be far more productive and efficient than people who are carrying their goals around in their minds.

Step six: Take action on your plan immediately.

Do something. Do
anything. An average plan vigorously executed is far better than a brilliant plan on which nothing is done. For you to achieve any kind of success, execution is everything.

Step seven: Resolve to do something every single day that moves you toward your major goal.

Build this activity into your daily schedule. You may decide to read a specific number of pages on a key subject. You may call on a specific number of prospects or customers. You may engage in a specific period of physical exercise. You may learn a certain number of new words in
a foreign language. Whatever it is, you must never miss a day.

Keep pushing forward. Once you start moving, keep moving. Don’t stop. This decision, this discipline alone, can dramatically increase your speed of goal accomplishment and boost your personal productivity.

2. Plan everyday in advance: अग्रिम में हर रोज की योजना

Think on paper. Every minute you spend in planning can save you five or ten minutes in execution.

कागज पर सोचो। नियोजन में बिताए हर मिनट से आपको निष्पादन में पाँच या दस मिनट की बचत हो सकती है।

Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.

ALAN LAKEIN
think on paper

Increase Your Return on Energy

You may have heard of the Six-P Formula. It says, “Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.”

Two Extra Hours per Day

Always work from a list. When something new comes up, add it to the list before you do it. You can increase your productivity and output by 25 percent or more—about two hours a day—from the first day that you begin working consistently from a list.

Different Lists for Different Purposes

First, you should create a
master list on which you write down everything you can think of that you
want to do sometime in the future. This is the place where you capture every idea and every new task or responsibility that comes up. You can sort out the items later.

Second, you should have a monthly list that you make at the end of the
month for the month ahead. This may contain items transferred from your master list.

Third, you should have a weekly list where you plan your entire week in
advance. This is a list that is under construction as you go through the current week.

Planning a Project

One of the most important rules of personal effectiveness is the 10/90 Rule. This rule says that the first 10 percent of time that you spend planning and organizing your work before you begin will save you as much as 90 percent of the time in getting the job done once you get started. You only have to try this rule once to prove it to yourself.

3. Apply the 80/20 rule to everything : 80/20 नियम को हर चीज पर लागू करें

twenty percent of your activities will account for 80 percent of your results. Always concentrate your efforts on that top 20 percent.

आपकी गतिविधियों का बीस प्रतिशत हिस्सा आपके 80 प्रतिशत परिणामों का होगा। हमेशा अपने प्रयासों को उस शीर्ष 20 प्रतिशत पर केंद्रित करें।

We always have time enough, if we will but use it aright.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
Apply the 80/20 rule to everything

Number of Tasks versus Importance of Tasks

Each of the ten tasks may take the same amount of time to accomplish. But one or two of those tasks will contribute five or ten times the value of any of the others.

Focus on Activities, Not Accomplishments

Before you begin work, always ask yourself, “Is this task in the top 20 percent of my activities or in the bottom 80 percent?”

Rule: Resist the temptation to clear up small things first.

Motivate Yourself

Just thinking about starting and finishing an important task motivates you and helps you overcome procrastination.

Time management is really life management, personal management.

It is really taking control of the sequence of events. Time management is taking control over what you do next.

4. Consider the consequences: परिणामों पर विचार करें

Your most important tasks and priorities are those that can have the most serious consequences, positive or negative, on your life or work. Focus on these above all else.

आपके सबसे महत्वपूर्ण कार्य और प्राथमिकताएं वे हैं जो आपके जीवन या कार्य पर सबसे गंभीर परिणाम, सकारात्मक या नकारात्मक हो सकते हैं। इन सबसे ऊपर ध्यान दें।

Every great man has become great, every successful man has succeeded, in proportion as he has confined his powers to one particular channel.

ORISON SWETT MARDEN
4. Consider the consequences

Rule: Long-term thinking improves short-term decision making.

Successful people have a clear future orientation. They think five, ten, and twenty years out into the future.

Make Better Decisions about Time

By definition, something that is important has long-term potential consequences. Something that is unimportant has few or no long-term potential consequences. Before starting on anything, you should always ask yourself, “What are the potential consequences of doing or not doing this task?”

Rule: Future intent influences and often determines present actions.

Think about the Long Term

Successful people are those who are willing to delay gratification and make sacrifices in the short term so that they can enjoy far greater rewards in the long term. Unsuccessful people, on the other hand, think more about short- term pleasure and immediate gratification while giving little thought to the long-term future.

Obey the Law of Forced Efficiency

The Law of Forced Efficiency says, “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.”

Rule: There will never be enough time to do everything you have to do.

Deadlines Are an Excuse

You will be amazed at how much more relaxed you are and how much better a job you do when you are on top of your most important tasks.

Three Questions for Maximum Productivity

  1. What are my highest-value activities?
  2. What can I and only I do, that if done well, will make a real difference?
  3. What is the most valuable use of my time right now?

The things that matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least.

5. Practice creative procrastination: रचनात्मक शिथिलता का अभ्यास करें

Since you can’t do everything, you must learn to deliberately put off those tasks that are of low value so that you have enough time to do the few things that real count.

चूँकि आप सब कुछ नहीं कर सकते, इसलिए आपको जानबूझकर उन कार्यों को करना सीखना चाहिए जो कम मूल्य के हैं ताकि आपके पास कुछ चीजें करने के लिए पर्याप्त समय हो जो वास्तविक गणना करें

Make time for getting big tasks done every day. Plan your daily workload in advance. Single out the relatively few small jobs that absolutely must be done immediately in the morning. Then go directly to the big tasks and pursue them to completion.

BOARDROOM REPORTS
5. Practice creative procrastination

Priorities versus Posteriorities

Rule: You can get your time and your life under control only to the degree to which you discontinue lower-value activities.

Simple. I just say no to everything that is not absolutely vital to me at the moment.

Procrastinate on Purpose

Your job is to deliberately procrastinate on tasks that are of low value so that you have more time for tasks that can make a big difference in your life and work. Continually review your duties and responsibilities to identify time-consuming tasks and activities that you can abandon with no real loss. This is an ongoing responsibility for you that never ends.

Set Posteriorities on Time-Consuming Activities

Set posteriorities wherever and whenever you can. This decision alone can enable you to get your time and your life under control.

6. Use the ABCDE Method continually: ABCDE विधि का लगातार प्रयोग करें

Before you begin work on a list of tasks, take a few moments to organize them by value and priority so you can be sure of working on your most important activities.

इससे पहले कि आप कार्यों की सूची पर काम करना शुरू करें, उन्हें मूल्य और प्राथमिकता द्वारा व्यवस्थित करने के लिए कुछ क्षण लें ताकि आप अपनी महत्वपूर्ण गतिविधियों पर काम करना सुनिश्चित कर सकें।

The first law of success is concentration—to bend all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking neither to the right nor to the left.

WILLIAM MATHEWS
6. Use the ABCDE Method continually: ABCDE

Think on Paper

You start with a list of everything you have to do for the coming day.

Think on paper. You then place an A, B, C, D, or E next to each item on your list before you begin the first task.

An “A” item is defined as something that is very important

A “B” item is defined as a task that you should do. But it has only mild consequences.

A “C” task is defined as something that would be nice to do but for which there are no consequences at all, whether you do it or not.

A “D” task is defined as something you can delegate to someone else.

An “E” task is defined as something that you can eliminate altogether, and it won’t make any real difference.

Take Action Immediately

The key to making this ABCDE Method work is for you to now discipline
yourself to start immediately on your A-1 task and then stay at it until it is
complete.

7. Focus on key result areas: प्रमुख परिणाम क्षेत्रों पर ध्यान दें

Identify those results that you absolutely, positively have to get to do your job well, and work on them all day long.

उन परिणामों को पहचानें जिन्हें आप पूरी तरह से सकारात्मक रूप से अपना काम करने के लिए प्राप्त करते हैं, और दिन भर उन पर काम करते हैं।

When every physical and mental resource is focused, one’s power to solve a problem multiplies
tremendously.

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE
7. Focus on key result areas

The Big Seven in Management and Sales

The key result areas of management are planning, organizing, staffing, delegating, supervising, measuring, and reporting.

The key result areas of sales are prospecting, building rapport and trust, identifying needs, presenting persuasively, answering objections, closing the sale, and getting resales and referrals.

Clarity Is Essential

The starting point of high performance is for you to identify the key result areas of your work.

Give Yourself a Grade

Once you have determined your key result areas, the second step is for you to grade yourself on a scale of one to ten (with one being the lowest and ten being the highest) in each of those areas.

Rule: Your weakest key result area sets the height at which you can use all your other skills and abilities.

Poor Performance Produces Procrastination

The Great Question

Here is one of the greatest questions you will ever ask and answer. “What one skill, if I developed and did it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on my career?”

One of the fastest and best ways to stop procrastinating and get more things done faster is for you to become absolutely excellent in your key result areas. This can be as important as anything else you do in your life or your career.

8. Apply the Law of Three: तीन का नियम लागू करें

Identify the three things you do in your work that account for 90 percent of your contribution, and focus on getting them done before anything else. You will then have more time for your family and personal life.

अपने काम में आपके द्वारा किए गए तीन कामों की पहचान करें जो आपके योगदान का 90 प्रतिशत है, और उन्हें किसी और चीज़ से पहले करने पर ध्यान केंद्रित करें। फिर आपके पास अपने परिवार और निजी जीवन के लिए अधिक समय होगा।

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT
8. Apply the Law of Three

One Thing All Day Long

Take Immediate Action

Transform Your Life

The Quick List Method

following questions:i

  • 1. What are your three most important business or career goals right now?
  • 2. What are your three most important family or relationship goals right now?
  • 3. What are your three most important financial goals right now?
  • 4. What are your three most important health goals right now?
  • 5. What are your three most important personal and professional development goals right now?
  • 6. What are your three most important social and community goals right now?
  • 7. What are your three biggest problems or concerns in life right now?

When you force yourself to ask and answer each of these questions in thirty seconds or less, you will be amazed at the answers. Whatever your answers, they will usually be an accurate snapshot of your true situation in life at the moment. These answers will tell you what is really important to you.

Time Management Is a Means to an End

Rule: It is the quality of time at work that counts and the quantity of time at home that matters.

Work All the Time You Work

To keep your life in balance, you should resolve to work all the time you work.

Balance Is Not Optional

You need balance between your work and your personal life.

9. Prepare thoroughly before you begin: शुरू करने से पहले अच्छी तरह से तैयार करें

Have everything you need at hand before you start. Assemble all the papers, information, tools, work materials, and numbers you might require so that you can get started and keep going.

शुरू करने से पहले आपको वह सब कुछ चाहिए जो हाथ में है। सभी कागजात, सूचना, उपकरण, कार्य सामग्री और संख्याओं को इकट्ठा करें जिनकी आपको आवश्यकता हो सकती है ताकि आप आरंभ कर सकें और चलते रहें।

No matter what the level of your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime.

JAMES T. MCCAY

Create a Comfortable Workspace

When everything is laid out neatly and in sequence, you will feel much more like getting on with the job.

Launch toward Your Dreams

Once you have completed your preparations, it is essential that you launch immediately toward your goals. Get started. Do the first thing, whatever it is.

Take the First Step

And once you’ve started, keep going until the job is finished.

10. Take it one oil barrel at a time: एक बार में एक तेल बैरल लें

You can accomplish the biggest and most complicated job if you just complete it one step at a time.

आप सबसे बड़ी और सबसे जटिल नौकरी को पूरा कर सकते हैं यदि आप इसे एक बार में एक कदम से पूरा करते हैं।

Persons with comparatively moderate powers will accomplish much, if they apply themselves wholly and indefatigably to one thing at a time.

SAMUEL SMILES
10. Take it one oil barrel at a time

Crossing a Great Desert

Take It One Step at a Time

You can overcome procrastination and accomplish extraordinary things by taking just the first step, getting started toward your goal, and then taking it one step, one oil barrel, at a time.

11. Upgrade your key skills:अपने प्रमुख कौशल को अपग्रेड करें

The more knowledgeable and skilled you become at your key tasks, the faster you start them and the sooner you get them done. Determine exactly what it is that you are very good at doing, or could be very good at, and throw your whole heart into doing those specific things very, very well.

जितने अधिक ज्ञानी और कुशल आप अपने प्रमुख कार्यों में लग जाते हैं, उतनी ही तेजी से आप उन्हें शुरू करते हैं और जितनी जल्दी आप उन्हें पूरा करते हैं। वास्तव में यह निर्धारित करें कि यह क्या है कि आप करने में बहुत अच्छे हैं, या बहुत अच्छे हो सकते हैं, और अपना पूरा दिल उन विशिष्ट चीजों को करने में, बहुत अच्छी तरह से फेंक दें।

The only certain means of success is to render more and better service than is expected of you,
no matter what your task may be.

OG MANDINO

Never Stop Learning

Rule: Continuous learning is the minimum requirement for success in any field.

Three Steps to Mastery

  • First, read in your field for at least one hour every day.
  • Second, take every course and seminar available on the key skills that can help you.
  • Third, listen to audio programs in your car.

12. Identify your key constraints:अपनी प्रमुख बाधाओं को पहचानें

Determine the bottlenecks or choke points, internal or external, that set the speed at which you achieve your most Important goals, and focus on alleviating them.

अड़चनों या चोक पॉइंट्स को निर्धारित करें, आंतरिक या बाहरी, वह गति निर्धारित करें जिस पर आप अपने सबसे महत्वपूर्ण लक्ष्यों को प्राप्त करते हैं, और उन्हें कम करने पर ध्यान केंद्रित करते हैं।

Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
12. Identify your key constraints

Identify the Limiting Factor

The accurate identification of the limiting factor in any process and the focus on that factor can usually bring about more progress in a shorter period than any other single activity

The 80/20 Rule Applied to Constraints

Look into Yourself

Successful people always begin the analysis of constraints by asking the question, “What is it in me that is holding me back?” They accept complete responsibility for their lives and look to themselves for both the cause and cure of their problems.

Strive for Accuracy

The definition of the constraint determines the strategy that you use to alleviate it. The failure to identify the correct constraint, or the identification of the wrong constraint, can lead you off in the wrong direction. You can end up solving the wrong problem.

13. Put the pressure on yourself:खुद पर दबाव डालें

Imagine that you have to leave town for a month, and work as if you had to get your major task completed before you left.

कल्पना करें कि आपको एक महीने के लिए शहर छोड़ना होगा, और काम करना होगा जैसे कि आपके जाने से पहले आपको अपना प्रमुख कार्य पूरा करना था।

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

THOMAS EDISON
13. Put the pressure on yourself

Lead the Field

See yourself as a role model. Raise the bar on yourself. The standards you set for your own work and behavior should be higher than anyone else could set for you.

Create Imaginary Deadlines

By putting the pressure on yourself, you will accomplish more tasks better and faster than ever. You will become a high-performance, high-achieving personality. You will feel terrific about yourself, and bit by bit you will build the habit of rapid task completion that will then go on to serve you all the days of your life.

14. Motivate yourself into action:अपने आप को कार्रवाई में प्रेरित करें

Be your own cheerleader. Look for the good in every situation. Focus on the solution rather than the problem. Always be optimistic and constructive.

अपने खुद के जयजयकार करें। हर परिस्थिति में अच्छे की तलाश करें। समस्या के बजाय समाधान पर ध्यान दें। हमेशा आशावादी और रचनात्मक रहें।

It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and of creative action that man finds his supreme joys.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

Control Your Inner Dialogue

The last of the human freedoms [is] to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.

“You should never share your problems with others because 80 percent of people don’t care about them anyway, and the other 20 percent are kind of glad that you’ve got them in the first place.”

Develop a Positive Mental Attitude

  • First, optimists look for the good in every situation. No matter what goes wrong, they always look for something good or beneficial. And not surprisingly, they always seem to find it.
  • Second, optimists always seek the valuable lesson in every setback or difficulty. “difficulties come not to obstruct but to instruct.”
  • Third, optimists always look for the solution to every problem. Instead of blaming or complaining when things go wrong, they become action oriented. They ask questions like “What’s the solution? What can we do now? What’s the next step?”
  • Fourth, optimists think and talk continually about their goals. They think about what they want and how to get it. They think and talk about the future and where they are going rather than the past and where they came from. They are always looking forward rather than backward.

When you continually visualize your goals and ideals and talk to yourself in a positive way, you feel more focused and energized. You feel more confident and creative. You experience a greater sense of control and personal power.

15. Technology is a terrible master:प्रौद्योगिकी एक भयानक गुरु है

Take back time from enslaving technological addictions. Learn to often turn devices off and leave them off.

तकनीकी व्यसनों को गुलाम बनाने से समय वापस लें। अक्सर उपकरणों को बंद करना और उन्हें छोड़ना सीखें।

There is more to life than just increasing its speed.

MOHANDAS GANDHI

You Have a Choice

The key is to keep your relationship with technology under control.

Don’t Become Addicted

Take Back Your Time

Refuse to Be a Slave

Unchain yourself from your computer. Unsubscribe from all unwanted newsletters.

Someone Will Tell You

But don’t you have to stay plugged into technology to keep current with the news? If it is really important, someone will tell you.

16. Technology is a wonderful servant:प्रौद्योगिकी एक अद्भुत नौकर है

Use your technological tools to confront yourself with what is most important and protect yourself from what is least important.

अपने तकनीकी उपकरणों का उपयोग करके अपने आप का सामना करें जो सबसे महत्वपूर्ण है और जो कम से कम महत्वपूर्ण है, उससे खुद को बचाएं।

Technology is just a tool.

MELINDA GATES
16. Technology is a wonderful servant

Take Control of Your Communication

Show your smartphone who’s boss by disabling all notifications—both audio and visual. This is an important step toward checking your phone on your own schedule and thus regaining control of your life.

But What about Emergencies?

The solution, however, is not to be available to everyone at all times. Rather, create a phone number, e-mail address, or other communication channel that only the caretaker of your loved one knows about. Leave that channel open, and reserve it for emergencies.

Take Control of Your Time

Your calendar makes a wonderful servant but a terrible master.

Take Control of Your Emotions Using Technology

Stop being enslaved by social media, and make it work for you instead. It’s simple: instead of posting something trite, post about your life goals and seek the social support to conquer them.

17. Focus your attention:अपना ध्यान केंद्रित करें

Stop the interruptions and distractions that interfere with completing your most important tasks.

उन रुकावटों और विकर्षणों को रोकें जो आपके सबसे महत्वपूर्ण कार्यों को पूरा करने में हस्तक्षेप करते हैं।

All of life is the study of attention; where your attention goes, your life follows.

JIDDU KRISHNAMURTI

Developing an Addiction

you find it extremely difficult to pay close attention to your important tasks for the rest of the day.

The Multitasking Illusion

Some people believe that they can engage in multitasking, going back and forth between e-mails and important tasks. But people can focus only on one thing at a time.

The Proven Solutions

  • First, don’t check your e-mail in the morning and immediately trigger the all-day dopamine addiction. Leave your devices off.
  • Second, if you must check your e-mail for any reason, get in and out fast, and get back to work.
  • Finally, resolve to check your e-mail only twice a day.

Never insult the persons you are meeting with by working on your laptop or answering your phone. Pay 100 percent attention to the other people. This applies at home as well.

Double Your Productivity

  • First, plan each day in advance, select your most important task, and then start on that task first thing, before you do anything else.
  • Second, work nonstop for ninety minutes with no diversion or distraction, and then give yourself a fifteen-minute break.
  • Third, start again and work another ninety minutes flat out. Finally, after this three-hour work period, you can then reward yourself with a shot of dopamine by checking your e-mail.

18. Slice and dice the task: स्लाइस और कार्य पासा

Break large, complex tasks down into bite-sized pieces, and then do just one small part of the task to get started.

बड़े, जटिल कार्यों को काटने के आकार के टुकड़ों में तोड़ दें, और फिर कार्य शुरू करने के लिए बस एक छोटा सा हिस्सा करें।

The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably, in thought and act.

ORISON SWETT MARDEN
18. Slice and dice the task

Develop a Compulsion to Closure

you actually feel happier and more powerful when you start and complete a task of any kind.

“Swiss Cheese” Your Tasks

I have several friends who have become bestselling authors by simply resolving to write one page or even one paragraph per day until the book was completed. And you can do the same.

19. Create large chunks of time:समय की बड़ी मात्रा बनाएँ

Organize your days around large blocks of time so you can concentrate for extended periods on your most import ant tasks.

समय के बड़े ब्लॉकों के आसपास अपने दिनों को व्यवस्थित करें ताकि आप अपने सबसे आयात चींटी कार्यों पर विस्तारित अवधि के लिए ध्यान केंद्रित कर सकें।

Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your energies on a limited set of targets.

NIDO QUBEIN

Schedule Blocks of Time

The key to the success of this method of working in specific time segments is for you to plan your day in advance and schedule a fixed time period for a particular activity or task. Make work appointments with yourself and then discipline yourself to keep them. Set aside thirty-, sixty-, and ninety-minute time segments that you use to work on and complete important tasks.

Use a Time Planner

A time planner, broken down by day, hour, and minute and organized in advance, can be one of the most powerful personal productivity tools of all. It enables you to see where you can consolidate and create blocks of time for concentrated work.

Make Every Minute Count

One of the keys to high levels of performance and productivity is to make every minute count. Use travel and transition times, what are often called “gifts of time,” to complete small chunks of larger tasks.

20. Develop a sense of urgency:तात्कालिकता की भावना विकसित करें

Make a habit of moving fast on your key tasks. Become known as a person who does things quickly and well.

अपने प्रमुख कार्यों को तेजी से आगे बढ़ने की आदत डालें। एक ऐसे व्यक्ति के रूप में जाना जाता है जो चीजों को जल्दी और अच्छी तरह से करता है।

Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

NAPOLEON HILL
20. Develop a sense of urgency

Getting into “Flow”

When you’re in the state of flow, which is the highest human state of performance and productivity, something almost miraculous happens to your mind and emotions. You feel elated and clear. Everything you do seems effortless and accurate. You feel happy and energized. You experience a tremendous sense of calm and increased personal effectiveness.

Trigger High Performance in Yourself

One of the ways you can trigger this state of flow is by developing a sense of urgency. This is an inner drive and desire to get on with the job quickly and get it done fast.

Build Up a Sense of Momentum

When you regularly take continuous action toward your most important goals, you activate the Momentum Principle of Success. This principle says that although it may take tremendous amounts of energy to overcome inertia and get started initially, it then takes far less energy to keep going.

Do It Now!

One of the simplest and yet most powerful ways to get yourself started is to repeat the words “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” over and over to yourself.

21. Single handle every task:हर काम को सिंगल हैंडल करता है

Set clear priorities, start immediately on your most important task, and then work without stopping until the job is 100 percent complete. This is the real key to high performance and maximum personal productivity.

स्पष्ट प्राथमिकताएं निर्धारित करें, अपने सबसे महत्वपूर्ण कार्य पर तुरंत शुरू करें, और तब तक बिना रुके काम करें जब तक कि काम 100 प्रतिशत पूरा न हो जाए। यह उच्च प्रदर्शन और अधिकतम व्यक्तिगत उत्पादकता की वास्तविक कुंजी है।

Herein lies the secret of true power. Learn, by constant practice, how to husband your resources, and to concentrate them at any given moment upon a given point.

JAMES ALLEN

Once You Get Going, Keep Going

By concentrating single-mindedly on your most important task, you can reduce the time required to complete it by 50 percent or more.

when you prepare thoroughly and then begin, refusing to stop or turn aside until the job is done, you develop energy, enthusiasm, and motivation. You get better and better and more productive. You work faster and more effectively.

Don’t Waste Time

Each time you stop working, however, you break this cycle and move back along the curve to where every part of the task is more difficult and time consuming.

Self-Discipline Is the Key

“the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”

Starting a high-priority task and persisting with that task until it is 100 percent complete is the true test of your character, your willpower, and your resolve. Persistence is actually self-discipline in action. The good news is that the more you discipline yourself to persist on a major task, the more you like and respect yourself, and the higher is your self-esteem. And the more you like and respect yourself, the easier it is for you to discipline yourself to persist even more.

You feel stronger, more competent, more confident, and happier. You feel more powerful and productive. You eventually feel capable of setting and achieving any goal. You become the master of your own destiny. You place yourself on an ascending spiral of personal effectiveness on which your future is absolutely guaranteed.

And the key to all of this is for you to determine the most valuable and important thing you could possibly do at every single moment

Make a decision to practice these principles every day until they become second nature to you. With these habits of personal management as a permanent part of your personality, your future success will be unlimited.

हर दिन इन सिद्धांतों का अभ्यास करने का निर्णय लें, जब तक कि वे आपके लिए दूसरी प्रकृति न बन जाएं। आपके व्यक्तित्व के स्थायी भाग के रूप में व्यक्तिगत प्रबंधन की इन आदतों के साथ, आपकी भविष्य की सफलता असीमित होगी।

Just do it! Eat that frog! बस कर दो! उस मेंढक को खाओ!

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