How to Get More Done

Everybody is always seeking an edge, an edge on the competition, an edge for superior performance. We are always looking for ways to be more efficient and more productive.
And there is a ton of information out there on how to be more productive. To find what works for you may just be a matter of trial and error. To give you another weapon in your productivity arsenal, here is a method developed during the early part of the 20th century by a productivity expert that has withstood the test of time and generated results for many business leaders. Moreover, it is a deceptively simple method.
This is what you do. First, at the end of the workday, you write down six of the most important tasks you need to complete the next day. But you need to limit your list to just six items.
Then, rearrange your tasks in order of priority. Which is most important? When you get to work the next day, get to work on the first task on your list. Focus only on doing that task until you complete it. Then move onto the next one. Make your way through the list in a similar fashion, completing a task before moving onto the next one.
At the end of the day, move all of the unfinished tasks onto your new list for the following day. Follow this method every day.
The process is a simple one, but it has a number of advantages:
1. It is simple and easy to follow. When a system begins to have too many moving parts, becomes too complicated, it sometimes becomes more difficult to follow through with it.
2. It pushes you to make decisions. By holding you to just six items, you have to decide what is really important and what can wait.
3. It gives you the momentum you need to get started. By making your list the day before, you get to work the next day already knowing what you have to do.
4. And it makes you focus on doing one thing at a time. There is no multi-tasking allowed, which is good, because research has shown that multi-tasking does not work. And this method only allows you to work on one thing at a time.
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