We all want to get more done in as less time as possible.
So many people will set up a productivity system and get expert help. But there’s an important question many would forget to ask themselves.
What’s this one simple question?
It’s not how to make to-do lists, or using any other fancy productivity system. But it’s something very very simple…
The Time-Saving Question
Okay here it is:
Why do you want to save time?
As the leadership guru Simon Sinek says — Start with a Why!
This simple question holds the key to managing time. It’s fascinating how powerful this single question can be.
When I had a date in the evening…
Let me tell an interesting story…
There’s was this one girl I was chatting with. On a random sunny afternoon, she told me she was visiting my city.
This thing alone kicked off so many feel-good hormones in my brain. Next thing we did was set up an evening date on the day she was arriving.
This meant I had to finish all my work by the afternoon only. If I didn’t, I’d miss the date.
And you know what happened?
Unlike previous situations where my work would often go into evenings, in this case, I ticked off all my tasks for the day by afternoon!
How? Because my brain had a strong purpose, a compelling WHY to finish the task in time.
An effective answer to this question
Now, you don’t always have to go out on a date to save time 😀 But what you should have is a compelling reason. It could be:
- Spend more time with your family.
- Spend on your 3 passion projects
- Work on your fitness, etc.
Saving time doesn’t start with using any sophisticated time-management system. They’re the ‘how’ behind doing things. They come later.
Saving time and getting more done starts with this one simple question of asking — Why?
Find the answer to it before implementing any productivity system!
Hello! It’s Rana here. On this blog, I write about productivity and self-help. I share my personal experiences and offer solutions that you can use in your life 🙂