How to become a more effective Million Dollar Investor? Not by procrastinating. Find out how 4 simple reminders will get your tail off the couch and dollars in the bank.
We’re going to keep it simple here, for your attention span’s sake. Ever wonder if you’re milking the cow for all it’s worth? Find out below how to stop procrastination and how to make your life and business more efficient.
If one were to take inventory of just 24 hours of your life, what would it look like? If you knew this “day-in-the-life” short study would scrutinize every minute and place it into two categories: productive and unproductive, how would you change your habits?
The other day as I spoke with a student about how to maximize his time and energy I told him, “It takes the exact amount of time to do nothing, as it does to do something.”
Now, stop and think about this for a minute. Trust me, this minute will be well invested. If everything you did would produce an immediate result, would you not then be very particular of every action? The problem is we don’t see how binging on four seasons of our favorite show in one sitting will affect our future. We enjoy the immediacy of the satisfaction and lull in our comfort. What we practice daily will become a habit. That habit, once we realize we want change, will have to be broken and replaced with another. And you know what they say about old habits.
Here are a few pointers on curbing procrastination and becoming more efficient:
- Ever try to find something amidst clutter and chaos? Not impossible. However, finding something in a tidy environment is much less frustrating and less time consuming. Conserve your energy and time for more worthwhile activities.
Set goals and prioritize the tasks in order of importance.
- Do you have a million things to do but you decide to color code your closet? That’s called procrastination masked in action. Just because you’re busy doesn’t mean you’re productive. By placing the most pressing task at the top of your priority list and completing it, you start to instill a sense of achievement which will provide motivation to get other things done.
Be purposeful with your time. Focus.
- I know you think you’re working while the tv is on. The reality is your attention is divided and therefore you are less productive.
- Beware of time vacuums, distractions and deviations.
Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day.
- If you are human, you probably have some habits that could be eating up your time. Assess those habits and give yourself time to break them.
I know what I told my student that day wasn’t groundbreaking, nor are the pointers listed above. In fact, they are such simple inherent truths like gravity or breathing that we forget to think of them consciously . Sometimes the most effective methods are the simplist.
Like anything else we choose to pursue in life we must be purposeful. Anything worth pursuing can only be reached via proper time management. So, I dare you. Put these 4 easy steps to the test and let me know how it goes.
By no means are these suggestions exhaustive. If you have any more pointers on beating procrastination and effectively using your time that have worked for you, I’d love to hear from you.