How To Seriously Up Your Productivity

By Geoff Martin, - In Productivity

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Create a “Worst Things First” to do list, and /live by it/.

Here’s how:
*1.* Each day write down all the things you need to do, in no particular
*2.* Go through the list and mark the most important items.
*3.* Write the list down again, this time in order of importance, and number the items. Put your most important tasks at the top. If you have two equally important tasks, put the worst things first. In other words, place the items you really don’t want to do first.
*4.* Work on completing first task and nothing else.

When you’re done with the first task cross it off and move on to the second one, and so on.

/Never skip a task/. Work on them exactly as they are ordered until all the tasks are completed.

If you don’t finish a task then put it on your list the next day. If you don’t have enough time to accomplish everything you write down, that’s fine. The beauty of this process is that you’re always accomplishing the most important things. So even if you don’t finish everything, you’re constantly achieving the goals that are most important to you. And by finishing the worst things first the rest of the day only gets easier!

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Geoff Martin