I’ll make this post really short because everyone who reads about productivity is in a hurry. (photo credit)
If you have been following this Yes to Me blog, you probably have noticed that I’ve never even mentioned things like productivity and time management. This is because there is only one tip about productivity that really matters. It’s so simple. Yet so many people don’t seem to see it. It’s:
Do what matters to you.
Not what your boss wants you to do. Not what your spouse or parents want you to do. Not what you think you should be doing. Do what you “must” do in your life. Put everything else behind it.
If you only have two years to live, what do you do? I’m saying two years because if it’s only a few months, you probably just panic. With two years, you do have significant time. What do you do?
Well, two years or twenty years or more, that is what matters in your life. Do it. Now.
See, you don’t need fancy productivity tools and gadgets. You don’t need to read time management books. They just waste your time. They are for people who submit themselves to do other people’s things. They over-schedule their life, stressed out, probably sacrificing their health and shortening their life, and yet achieve so little — of what matters to themselves.
To conclude, let me repeat: The ultimate productivity tip is to do what matters to you. Period.