All good thoughts and ideas mean nothing without action.

Mahatma Ghandi

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Smart Remarks Weekly Digest

January 27, 2020

Core Competency: Effectiveness

Time Box Your Work

One strategy for “doing a good job in less time is deciding in advance how much time you will spend on a particular task or part of a task, and then sticking to it. For example, if you tend to over-invest in the research stage, you may want to tell yourself that you have to stop after one to two hours. Or if you struggle with coming up with an initial draft, then you may pre-decide how much time you would like to invest in getting something typed out.

Time boxing doesn’t guarantee that you’ll finish the work in the allotted time. However, it can definitely help with focus. And deciding in advance on the time investment helps Parkinson’s Law, that work expands to fill the time allotted for it, to work to your advantage.”

To Your Success!

Excerpt from: Getting More Work Done In Less Time