End with the beginning in mind - Deepstash

Bite-sized knowledge

to upgrade

your career

Ideas from books, articles & podcasts.

End with the beginning in mind

Instead of just randomly quitting a task, make sure you leave off at a place that will inspire you to get going next time you’re ready to pick it up. 

  • Before you finish work for the day, capture any open questions that you’re currently working on. Ask yourself: if you were to continue working, what would be the very next thing you’d do?

  • Write those questions and the next thing you would do on a piece of paper.
  • Determine what you’ll do first when you sit down to work again. This gives you an immediate starting point for the next day.

STASHED IN:

5.56K

MORE IDEAS FROM THE SAME ARTICLE

It takes time to get into a rhythm to work on a task. Instead of constantly starting and stopping that process, it’s better to keep your rhythm going by bundling similar tasks together.

The “two-minute rule”  has two parts.

Use the 1-3-5 rule when putting together her daily to-do list.

“If you don’t want to do something, make a deal with yourself to do at least five minutes of it,” says Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom. “After five minutes, you’ll end up doing the whole thing.”

It creates artificial pressure that trains you to deal with real pressure during your career. Procrastinators have to learn to prioritize. 

437 Reactions

Comment

It's time to

READ

LIKE

A PRO!

Jump-start your

reading habits

, gather your

knowledge

,

remember what you read

and stay ahead of the crowd!

Takes just 5 minutes a day.


TRY THE DEEPSTASH APP

+2M Installs

4.7 App Score