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I often prioritize in the exact opposite way. Pushing the small things aside to concentrate on a deadline project, but just end up with a cluttered desk and a cluttered mind.
When going through your e-mails, in-tray, or to-do list, if you come across something you can resolve in two minutes or under, do it immediately.
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By doing the quick jobs as they occur, you get a feeling of progress, a sens that you're on top of things....Sometimes your day's most valuable achievements are done in virtually no time at all.
Taken from: Why People Fail: The 16 Obstacles to Success and How You Can Overcome Them
I vacillate way too long on trying to make the right decision, when often the only thing needed IS a decision.
Once you have the information you need to make a decision, start a timer and give yourself just 60 seconds to make the actual decision...Taken from: and
come out the other end with a clear choice.
Productivity heuristics are behavioral rules (some general, some situation-specific) that can help us get things done more efficiently
Minuteman Take a whole minute to vacillate and second-guess yourself all you want, but come out the other end with a clear choice Once your decision is made, take some kind of action to set it in motion
Taken from: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog: 33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity