Are you a kind of person who always says, “Don’t talk about the targets — they give me the heebie-jeebies”. If you are not able to finish your fixed target on time, then you are sailing your boat in the wrong direction. This means you are processing the production without any productivity tips.
Productivity tips? Seems to be something new to your ears? Yes. If you are working to finish your target without any productivity tips, you are likely to spend effort in the wrong areas, wasting time and energy unnecessarily. Resultantly, you would be made to endure yet again the tabescent trauma of failure.
Even though there are umpteen productivity tips, this article discusses only one productivity tip. That is, Do the most important thing first each day. Sounds simple, right? Let us see.
Early bird catches the worm
The early bird catches the worm – is an old proverb. To seize certain opportunities, arriving first or early can result in a higher chance of success.
More often than not, we wrongly assume that productivity means getting more things done each day. Wrong. Productivity is getting important things done consistently. If you show up your maximum speed on everything that you work on, it is not being productive. On the contrary, if you maintain a steady, average speed on a few things, then you are really productive. Look, the point is that if you do the most important thing first each day, then you will always get something important done. Can you recall and realize the following fact? Many times, we waste hours crossing off the 5th, 6th, and 7th most important tasks on our to-do lists and never get around to doing the most important thing.
Where lies the problem? The problem is that the deeper you get into the day, the more likely it is that unexpected tasks will creep into your schedule and the less likely it is that you will spend your time as you had planned. If this is the scenario, how to rectify this?
Doing the most important thing first each day helps avoid that. To put it in a simple way, give yourself time and space to work on what is important to you each day.
You may ask, “How come the aforementioned strategy applies for the person who works in a night shift?”
Night birds, nothing to worry. Of course, there is no one way to be successful. You may be a night bird producing a fantastic job. No matter which shift you are working in your office. To be highly successful, everyone has to embrace the idea of protecting a sacred time each day when they could work on their own agenda.
If you follow the aforementioned strategy, you will be successful wherever you are. Even though your mileage may vary from others, don’t write a new equation for yourself. It won’t work out.