To get better results, do less but do it better.
Many of us work in an endless stream of tasks, emails, notifications, meetings, multitasking in the process, never pausing and never ending. Pursuing more and more every day.
Information overload is killing our brains.
Then the day is over, and you are extremely exhausted, and often have very little to show for it. And you start the next day, ready for a mindless stream of tasks and distractions, again.
I'm sure you've heard of the Pareto principle , known also as the 80/20 rule: focus on the few things that get you the most benefit. The principle states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
You probably have too much thrown at you at once every work day, and you're too busy juggling everything coming at you to take a minute and evaluate what's essential, what's urgent, what you can delegate and everything else that's a waste of your most important asset.
When you force yourself to focus on essential tasks that have a large Return on Investment (ROI), you will be more productive, achieve more and simplify your life in the process.
How many of your activities got you closer to your goals?