🌼7 Things Successful People Do to Get So Much Done Every Day
Find out the secrets to maximizing your daily productivity
7 things successful people do to get so much done every day
“Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” — Franz Kafka, a German-language writer
How do successful people get so much done? What do they do so well? What are their best-kept secrets?
Many successful people have a great work ethic. However, they know how to master their calendar and tasks.
They know how to maximize their productivity. They know how to remove roadblocks that keep them from being efficient daily.
Luckily, you can steal secrets from successful people. You can learn how they master their time and tasks.
“Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year — and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!” — Tony Robbins, an American motivational speaker and businessman
So, how do successful people maintain focus, maximize every minute of the day, and master the fast life?
Here are seven things successful people do to get so much done daily.
1. They Create a Daily Agenda
Successful people know their daily agenda inside and out. They have clear goals for the day. They stay on track because they know the top three things they need to accomplish daily.
To get more done in a day, send yourself a daily agenda. Take a screenshot of your schedule and send it yourself. It will make you feel like you have an assistant.
When you review your agenda, identify the priorities, and write down what you must get done before you sign off for the day.
2. They Break Down Their Goals into Smaller Parts
Successful people break down their most essential goals into smaller parts that they can really make happen. Break down your biggest goals into smaller components. When you accomplish small tasks daily, you build momentum and feel like you are getting stuff done.
Successful people take their most important goals and break them down into smaller components they can realistically accomplish. Every time you break down a goal, you support a bigger vision. And when you complete several small tasks daily, you start building a sense of achievement.
3. They Maximize Their To-Do List
“You can do anything, but not everything.” — David Allen, an author, consultant, and lecturer
There is only so much time in a day. You must prioritize things. Successful people know how to maximize their to-do lists. To do that, they know their to-do lists should be impactful, focused, and motivating.
Your daily to-do list should be your “north star” for the day and keep you focused on essential tasks.
Many people have a running to-do list with no sense of timing or priority. Successful people determine what is on their to-do list that must be done that day.
4. They Time Block
Time blocking is where you devote blocks of time to similar tasks. It’s basically your to-do list on your calendar. Time blocking is planning out every minute of your day in advance.
Time blocking helps you answer the critical question of “when” for the tasks on your to-do list. When you plan out your day in blocks of time and leave some breaks between meetings, you won’t waste time.
The key to time blocking is not to schedule meeting blocks that are longer than two hours in a row and don’t have more than six hours of meetings every day.
5. They Maximize their 4 Hours of Deep Work
Research has found that the human brain can only have about four hours of deep work each day. This deep work is where you are focused and are in the zone. You can push your brain to the limit when performing your work in a distraction-free zone.
Deep work is about ensuring your brain works at its maximum potential.
You must schedule only a few meetings to ensure four hours of deep work daily. Meetings on your calendar should not be when you are at your mental peak. Successful people make deep work a priority daily.
6. They Eliminate Distraction
Successful people stay focused and don’t succumb to distractions. This means that they turn everything off and focus on their tasks at hand.
Focused work with no distractions makes you twice as productive.
Successful people know they are more productive when they focus on their work and don’t succumb to the bad of multitasking. Multitasking forces your brain to make mental jumps multiple times to complete many tasks.
7. They Focus on Being Productive, Not Busy
Successful people focus on what’s important, not what’s urgent. They don’t just make things happen, they get the right things done. It can be easy to get sucked into busy work.
It’s important to pay attention to what’s essential and not get caught up in other people’s emergencies. They focus on the things that matter to them, not others.
Successful people understand that urgent is different from important. They know time is their most precious asset and must be carefully guarded to be productive.
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Bringing It All Together
There are seven things that successful people do to get so much done every day. They create a daily agenda, break down their goals into smaller parts, maximize their to-do list, and time block. Furthermore, they maximize their four hours of deep work, eliminate distractions, and focus on being productive, not busy.
Successful people get more done in less time and with less effort. They are productive because they are motivated to accomplish more. Successful people get more done in a couple of hours than the rest of us get done all day. They know that great work habits and focusing on the right tasks help them advance.
“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” — Tim Ferriss, an American entrepreneur, investor, author, podcaster, and lifestyle guru
🟢Contributed by Matthew Royse
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