Sometimes important tasks stare you right in the face, but you neglect them and respond to urgent but unimportant things.
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Time, not money, is your most valuable asset. Invest your asset:
Modern technology has evolved to exploit our urgency addiction. You can be distracted simply by hearing or feeling your phone vibrate, even if you don't pick it up.
"You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage pleasantly, smilingly, and non-apologetically — to say 'no' to other things. And the way to do that is by having a bigger yes burning inside."
If you get excited and take on too much, you'll be spending your energy all over the place.
Spend most of your time on the right things and the rest takes care of itself. It's not enough to just 'work hard'.
Some mornings we feel motivated to create a to-do list, but that is often the exception. We need to get things done, even when we feel disengaged.
Start by setting the alarm for your daily planning session at the same time every day. Tack your new daily planning session onto an existing habit like drinking your morning coffee.
Habits and work systems can produce the best return on your time.
Getting more work done is about knowing what to do, when to do it, and how to get it done in order to maximize the little time you have every day.
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