“… but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.”
That’s the law of forced efficiency
What does this implies?
To accomplishing your whole tasks there is no end as things “to do” keeps increasing at a geometric progression.
With that in mind, your time should be allocated to only things that matters; these are your most valued task in order of there priorities.
“What are your highest value activities?”
Parkinson’s Law says: “Work expands to fill the time allotted for it.”
If you have two hours of work to do and an entire day in which to do it, the work will tend to expand gradually and will take you all day long to complete the two hours of work.
However, the reverse is also true. It is: “Work contracts to fill the time allotted for it.” Use this law by setting deadlines for yourself that force you to complete the task well in advance.
Arranging and selecting your activities in order of there priorities helps you get the work done, but in order to get the work done effectively, you would have to employ the use of deadlines.
There is a super power that is being ignited when deadline is introduced.
This explains how a student who was blank all through an exam, would suddenly have something to write when a deadline of 5 minutes is announced by the invigilator 😄
That’s the super power that comes when a deadline is in view.
“You perform at your highest potential only when you are focusing on the most valuable use of your time. ”
Attach a deadline along side your goals & lastly
Only by stretching yourself can you discover how much you are truly capable of.
The popular saying “if you want something done, ask a busy person” is true: busy people only take on just those things that they know they can finish within the time they have.
Telling you to get busier as a way to manage your time sounds counterintuitive, but that explains the Parkinson’s law
“Work contracts to fill the time allotted for it”
You can discover how much you can do only by trying to do too much.
Have a deadline
Get more busier with your most valued activity.