Do you feel you spend a lot of time being busy, doing stuff, working on things – but at the end of the day you haven’t achieved very much?
Would you like to get more things checked off every day?
Here’s a little mind trick that can help you shift your focus and get more done.
How To Get More Stuff Done
The trick to getting more done is to shift your thinking from doing stuff to getting stuff done.
From working on the task to checking off the task.
From a present-tense ‘ing’ word to a past-tense ‘ed’ word.
The change of mindset can help you increase output and move faster in a number of ways:
- Because you’re focused on a specific outcome, you’re better able to avoid trivial distractions
- Because you’re visualizing an endpoint rather than an in-progress task, you move more quickly
- Because it’s an outcome you want – a completed task – rather than something you don’t want – a task you have to do – you feel more motivated.
Here are some examples of mindset shifts you can make on your to-do list:
Instead of this:
Make 10 cold calls
Work on draft of presentation
Do 3 staff reviews
Write a blog post
Get invoices sent
Get 10 cold calls made
Get first draft of presentation finished
Get 3 staff reviews done
Get a blog post written
Of course, there are many things you’ll want to tackle in a more relaxed way. But for the tasks you simply want to get finished, this mindset shift can add a lot of checks to your day.
Try it – and let me know how it works for you.
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