Manage your energy. Achieve your goals.
Energy, not time, is the fundamental currency of high performance.
Set your goals
Writing down your goals is the first step towards achieving them.
Plan your work
If you apply both dimensions of categorisation (urgent/not urgent, important/low importance) to all of your tasks, you will get 4 types:
- important and urgent
- important and not urgent
- less important and urgent
- less important and not urgent
When you have the highest energy level, work first on important and urgent tasks. Then on the others.
You can read more in the article Energy management.
We all have the same 24 hours every day. The main reason why some people achieve 10x more in any given day than most people do in a month, is not because they manage time better—it’s because they manage their energy better.
If you want the absolute best chance to succeed at getting things done better, your approach should always be the same; focus on quality work. This means recognizing that not all work matter equally. Shifting from one task to another in rapid succession, with the aim to get more things done is not sustainable.
Focus on quality work that contributes to the bigger goal. Don’t compromise the quality of your work.
Prioritise your tasks and projects. Choose your actions and compress similar activities, setting a timer if necessary. Take breaks for mental recovery in between actions.
Get smart with your time with this personal Lumeer template.