How to not get things done (and achieve none of your goals)
You only have one life so why are you wasting it? The only resource you can’t get back is time. Yet I see so many people wasting their days – or at least living days nowhere near as effective as they could be.
People don’t regret the things that they did do or try. They regret the things that they didn’t try. Before giving you some suggestions on getting the most out of your professional life I wanted to make sure that you’re not the type of person who’s failing to achieve.
If you want to fail at life here’s what you should do.
Eat Badly, don’t exercise and have no routine
If you want to ensure you have no energy and that your to-do list gets longer and longer, then you should sleep in, skip the gym and eat junk food. If you’re not eating for most of the day but then binge eating in the afternoon when you’re starving then you’ll find yourself lethargic. If you don’t have a structure to your day it’ll be harder to eat healthily and you won’t prioritise exercise. You’ll have no energy and you’ll want to vegetate on the couch at the end of the day instead of spending quality time with family
Be constantly jumping at emails and notifications
The easiest way to live someone else’s life instead of your own is to constantly jump at notifications – whether your phone, your email inbox or social media notifications. If you’re constantly jumping at these notifications without thought you’d be good at helping others achieve their goals but you may not have achieved any of your own goals.
Mindlessly scroll Facebook and other social media channels
One of the quickest ways to lose hours and waste days is to use social media ineffectively. Don’t get me wrong, Social Media Channels can be an incredibly productive networking tool – but not when doing mindless surveys (freely giving others your data and complaining about it later,) not when stalking an ex and not when just scrolling down your news feed. If you’re constantly scrolling your feed you’re not living life and achieving your goals.
Now imagine if life could be different. Check out some of the possibilities below
Look at your MIT
Your MIT is your most important task. Work out what it is each day and do it first. Get the things done that will help move you towards your goals.
Look at the tasks you do
Of all the other tasks that you do think strategically about them. Do you really need to be doing them? Can you outsource some of them? Can you automate some of them? Should you be eliminating some of them from your day? Not every task should be on your to do list.
Plan your day for effective results
To live your most effective life you need to plan your day. Plan time for exercise and time for meal preparation. Have a routine to ensure you are at your most energetic and your most effective.
Seek accountability and bounce ideas off others
If you want to get things done and live your best life, we can connect you with other professionals to bounce ideas off each other and keep each other accountable. Get in touch today.