"An inventor should be defined as someone who doesn’t take his education too seriously." - Charles Kettering
The Really Simple Way to Get Work Done
Imagine getting a full day’s work done by noon. Sounds impossible, right? But it really shouldn’t be. If you eliminated all the time you spend procrastinating, distracted or stalled, getting a full day of work done by noon could be realized.
But being so productive is easier said than done. Most productivity advice comes in one of two flavors. Either slogans like, “Do it now!” which rarely work long-term, or complex systems like GTD (Getting Things Done http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done#Methodology) , which work well, but require dozens of lists and obsessive dedication to pull off.
I want to share with you a third alternative. An approach that uses the psychology of procrastination to keep you focused while being simple enough that it needs little effort to maintain.
The Psychology of Procrastination
Before I explain the cure, let’s look at the illness. Everybody procrastinates. But if you ask why, most people will shrug and say something about lacking self-discipline or motivation.