How To Get More Done – The 3 Laws of Productivity
Adam Leticain Focus, Productivity
July 9, 2021
Have you ever wondered how people like Tony Robbins, Elon Musk, Pro Athletes, etc. get so much done in a day? But for some reason people like you and me find ourselves stuck eating Cheetos watching Netflix, and shaming ourselves for not getting enough done.
Well in this article I am going to share with you my foolproof productivity techniques that will help you get more done, and help you gain more momentum towards your achievements. Let’s go!
Rule #1: The 80/20 Principle
Have you heard of the 80/20 principle? Sometimes called Pareto’s Law, it was discovered in the 1800’s by an Italian engineer named Vilfredo Pareto who observed that about 20% of his pea plants produced 80% of the peas. Drawing correlations in other domains like land ownership and productivity, corporate america and productivity guru’s have transmuted this concept into a buzzword meaning “focus on the few things that give you disproportional results”.
The reality is that that a majority of your results or outputs come from a minority of your efforts or inputs. This law magnifies over time as you begin to understand what things to focus on, and follows a similar thread of the age old saying “the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer”.
Rule #2: Parkinson’s Law
There’s a reason things take longer than expected..
1) Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.
2) A task will increase in complexity the more time we give it.
This in essence is Parkinson’s Law. Therefore, to counteract this phenomena we need to actively restrict the time we allot for certain actions and try to keep it as simple as possible. It may not even fill the extra time with more work, but just stress and tension about having to get it done.
Procrastination is the real killer, but we can keep that pressure to get things done and stop procrastination before it starts by actively restricting timelines.
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