How To Really Get Things Done: Part Two

Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.
— Paul J. Meyer

As we saw on the last article, being productive is not easy, and it’s not for everyone, but there are several ways to learn to get things done and to avoid procrastination. We mentioned the importance of some very useful tools such as the silver page and the to-do list, but there is more.

Each minute is a little thing, and yet, with respect to our personal productivity, to manage the minute is the secret of success.
— Joseph B. Wirthlin

Let’s see which instruments can be used to boost productivity.

Do’t Do List

Power is the ability to get things done.
— Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Have you ever thought about writing a don’t do-list?
As its name suggests, it’s a list where you write all the things you shouldn’t do during your day.
For example:
– Don’t use Whatsapp from 8 am until noon.
– Don’t use Facebook before 6 pm.
– Don’t watch TV before dinner.
– Don’t use Instagram before 6 pm.
– Don’t use Twitter before 6 pm.

It’s a very useful and powerful tool for your productivity, that combined with all the good habits mentioned in this article and in “How To Really Get Things Done: Part One“, will improve your time management avoiding useless waste of time.

Golden Page

Golden Page? And what the heck is this now?
Very simple: you have to keep track of all the goals and results that you achieve.
First of all, make sure to use a paper or a computer file that you can easily find and access – the paper version has a stronger impact on the way you will feel after reading it, in other words it has a stronger impact on your self-esteem and motivation, believe me. –
Next, write on it all your short-term and long-term accomplishments, and update it every time you reach a goal, whatever it is.
The Golden Page is among the best tools to always keep you motivated and determined.
Just try it and let me know.

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Set A Timer

One of the best ways to be productive is focusing on what you’re doing, avoiding distractions and without stopping.
And it’s not a secret.
But this should be done following a precise method, which is focusing for a given period of time avoiding any kind of distractions – for example 25 minutes, 30 minutes or 45 minutes – and take a break of 5 to 8 minutes.

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
— Franz Kafka

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The Immortal Method: How to Attain Success – Infographic

Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
— Morihei Ueshiba

You just read “immortal” and you may want to know what this article is about.
As you can imagine, this is not about how to live forever, but it can be very helpful for those who want to become stronger and face failure in the best possible way.

As an immortal man would feel no pain if he was shot, an “immortal guy” is who doesn’t let failure hurt him, and keeps working hard to obtain what he wants.
In other words, an “immortal guy” is who learns to be resilient, and never let challenges, failures and difficult situations stop him.

In this infographic you will see the comparison between the “immortal guy”, so the resilient one, the one who works hard, and the “ordinary guy”, the one who complains but doesn’t do anything to improve his situation.
You can read this infographic as two lists: a list of things to do to become successful and a list of things you should never do.

 

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3 Simple Truths For Success

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
— Benjamin Franklin

Success doesn’t come overnight

Have you ever thought about the high level of success you could attain, if only you spent one hour a day improving your skills and abilities?
And, have you ever thought where you could be now, if only you started to work for your goals one year ago? And what if you started five years ago?
You see, it’s all about small steps and motivation. When we know what we want, we can reach any goal, if we work for it.
But we have to work for it: success doesn’t come overnight, and unleashing our potential requires hard work and determination.

Discipline is the only predictor of success, no shortcuts!

Read carefully what I am about to tell you: if you really want to shift your life, you have to behave as if you were your own employer.
You need to be a demanding employer with yourself, and you need to be a hard-working employee at the same time, I know this sounds like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but believe me, it’s the best strategy ever.
You need discipline, because real accomplishments come with patience and hard work.

Organization is the key

Step-by-step improvement is a simple concept, but if you don’t get organized, you can make it difficult, and you will feel overwhelmed, nervous, and frustrated, because you don’t even know where to start.
The simplest way to structure your life is writing down all the things you have to do, and organize your life daily. You can use a to-do list, your agenda, or a blackboard, but the most important thing is to write down everything, in order to avoid mental stress.

Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.
— Brian Tracy

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What’s Holding You Back

Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.
— Dorothy Thompson

We are all afraid of challenges and new situations, it’s human, but learning how to recognize limiting fears and overcoming them is something possible.
The important thing is thinking that fear is not real, “it only exists in our thoughts”, and it holds us back.

In this video you will listen to some truths about fear and how it limits our lives, and you will probably understand how to control this feeling, and start to embrace life.

Enjoy it, and be unstoppable!

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The Power Of Your Mind

What if you were more that you thought? Try to imagine.
It’s incredible how our imagination can have an impact on our attitude and actions, and I believe that it’s actually possible to “guide” our mind in order to shift our life and go beyond our limits, or what we believe our limits are.
This is why today, I decided to share with you this amazing motivational video.
Enjoy it and let me know what you think about it!

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How To Overcome All Fears

When we have to do something, to start something or to face a new challenge, we tend to be afraid of the situation we are going to deal with. We are worried because we don’t know where to start from, because we don’t feel ready, or because we feel the path we are about to walk it’s too hard and difficult.

There is actually a way to suddenly get rid of all worries and fears, by just doing one thing. It’s crazy: it’s all about one thing.
Complaining about the challenges and limits we have to face never solves our problems. What we should do is…

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Challenges can scare us to death, but once we get the ball rolling all worries are gone.
– Sira Masetti

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How To Always Make The Right Decision

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
– Tony Robbins

Making a decision is not always easy, most of the times it’s actually a problem because whatever the final choice, we have to give something up in order to get something else. And on top of that, we usually have a deadline too.
So, what is the best way to make a rational and optimal choice?

First Steps

First of all, it is very important to understand exactly what our needs are, so we should take some time to think carefully about what we really want and write everything down, if we need it.

Then, we need to figure out what our options are. And if this is not clear, it is vital to get to a set of options in order to make a decision, by pondering over it.
In this phase of the decisional process, it is important to make sure to have all the knowledge we need in order to make a good choice, by searching for realiable information or asking for advice to professionals or people we trust.

The Decision Making

At this point, the essential step is comparing the options that we have.
It is better to have a small set of alternatives -2 would be great, 3 to 5 acceptable- this way the process will be smoother and more accurate. Let’s say for example that we need to rent a house and we have to choose among a number of options, it would be really hard to make a decision considering 8 houses, while it would be much easier to have 2 or 3 choices.
Ok but, how to choose among the options?

Firstly, we have to ask ourselves if there is something we really need and can’t give up, for example a large kitchen with a big window on the backyard and a basement. If we find these characteristics only in one alternative, the decision would be quick- we would choose the option with the characteristics we can’t turn down.
Instead, if we can consider all the options at the same level, we need to write down all the pros and cons for each of them. After this, there is only one step left, which is the easiest one: counting the pros and cons for each alternative.

The Choice

At this point, the best choice will come out automatically, and it will be the option with the highest number of pros and the lowest number of cons.
In case of a tie, the best thing to do is compare the cons of the alternatives and consider the elements that we think are unacceptable. This way, we would make a decision by excluding the less suitable choice.

To Sum Up…

1. Understand our needs
2. Figure out the possible options
3. Search information and get to the final set of options
4. Is there something we can’t give up?
5. Pros vs Cons
6. Compare the Cons
7. Decision made – Mission accomplished

When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.
– Harvey Mackay

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

If you can dream it, you can do it.
Walt Disney

Everytime I read this Walt Disney’s quote I have the feeling that I can really achieve whatever I want, I only need to have a dream and strongly believe that I can bring it into reality.
So, this is why today I want to begin this article sharing this quote with you.

The importance of having a dream
With a dream, I’m not referring to unicorns and flying pigs, of course, but to that extremely powerful idea in our head that makes us get up excited and motivated every morning, that makes us work hard to achieve something.
A dream is that thing that we desire so much, that we would do whatever it takes to reach.
This makes it a powerful tool that gives us a mental toughness that no one and nothing else would ever be able to give us.
We all have dreams, and we should leverage them every day to reach our hardest goals.
We have to use our biggest dream as an ally, and this is what makes the difference in one’s life.
In the end, leveraging a dream brings a positive change.

Your dream is your poweDreamr
Do you remember when we talked about how to find motivation?
Motivation is something that guides humans every day, but if we don’t have a dream, we have no motivation.
And we…

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How To Increase Your Self-Esteem

What you accomplish every day is to your self-esteem, what water is to your life.
– Sira Masetti

Having goals is something ordinary, while committing to the right ones and being able to achieve them is what shows one’s real value. In other words, if we dedicate our time and our efforts to whatever we like, we have far too many objectives to reach. And guess what happens next? We are not able to face them all and we feel frustrated and dissatisfied, with a lower self-esteem.

As a result, the value that we give to ourselves in such a situation is very low, and we feel worthless, because we feel that we’re not able to keep a promise to ourselves. Instead, if we choose a few goals, and we really commit to them, in a smart way, we make possible their achievement, feeling much better. Proving our…

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Source: What You Accomplish Every Day Is to Your Self-Esteem, What Water Is to Your Life – Sira Masetti

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