On getting tasks done

Some tips on completing tasks.
  • Avoid add a task to today’s todo list, rather add it to the future. Adding it to today’s list adds additional pressure to completing what you have already committed to do.
  • Does a task need to be completed perfectly, or just good enough? Remember the 80/20 rule. Often good enough is good enough.
  • Remember – you will always have things on your todo list.
  • Delegate the fun stuff – then it will get done.
  • Have one todo list only.
  • Take a break – you cannot be productive all the time.
  • Types of tasks
    • Should do
    • Must do
    • Don’t need to do
  • Remember David Allan’s wise words:
    • Do
    • Deletage
    • Defer
    • Delete (you will be surprised how often a defer turns into a delete)
  • Finally, review your task list at the beginning of the day, and at the end of the day (just for a few minutes).

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