How to define the notion of productivity? As a rule, productivity implies the number of tasks you do during some period of time. The more things you do – the more your productivity is. At first, it seems logical. But there one thing. The formula doesn’t take into account importance of your tasks. Chasing quantity, you risk losing quality. So, how not to miss the most important and keep to an appropriate productivity level?

  • Make work packages (pants, socks, piles of little tasks).
  • Eat a toad in the morning.
  • Get off a dead horse.
  • Do important and non-urgent tasks in the first place.
  • Divide and conquer, eat an elephant in small bites.
  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  • Proactivity, not reactivity.
  • You can redeem the money, not time.
  • Sharpen your saw.
  • There is no substitute for hard work.
  • The 2-minute rule.
  • Don’t learn to fight genies. It’s unlikely that you will ever meet them.
  • Concentrate on the ball.
  • B-alert.
  • We have to work not 12 hours and head. (Steve Jobs).


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