Everyone apparently knows about “lifehacks” for time productivity. Google it online and you’ll see it’s all the same thing.
There’s nothing unique about the same advice people keep on giving to you. If you wake up early to accomplish a task great. This is a good habit to develop. You can tell yourself that, but is it really an accomplishment if you decide to take a nap in the middle day? That’s not productivity, that’s just pretending to be successful.
Are you actually busy?
Fill up your time with productivity!
Find a way to wake up early in order to accomplish all of your tasks!
Regression isn’t a part of the ideology for self-improvement.
I’ll illustrate another example for you. Find a way to hand copy professional sales letters for one hour a day, and you’ll see your writing skills improve dramatically.
It doesn’t matter if you have no interest in copy. If you want to improve your own writing skills (a valuable career skill to perfect as suggested by Wall Street professionals), then you can choose to handcopy fictional pieces from phenomenal Authors. Over time, your brain will start to recognize the writing style of others and after hours of imitation you’ll find that your choice of words will begin to mimic your chosen style. The work you have to put in is simple, but it’s too easy. It’s so easy that people skip some days because it seems too repetitive, and that is why people won’t improve. This is solid advice from Robert Koch of 30daystox. I’ve taken his own advice and have dedicated a part of the time to teach myself copywriting. An average reader would read his blog post and think to themselves:
“Wow! Only 1 hour a day and I can be a pro!”
“My writing skills are already good, I don’t need to completely focus!”
They’ll look at the clock. Set their mark for one hour, and slowly write out a sales letter. However, they’re not in the zone. They’re busy checking out social media updates every 10 minutes, texting their friends, and eating Cool Ranch Doritos. After the time’s up they’ll call it a day and go back to fooling around on the Internet.
The best approach would be to study each headline they want to master. Observe the structure of each sales letter, and then furiously write it over and over. Race the clock, it’s working against you.
Work with urgency.
The quality of work you choose to spend your time with will reveal itself in the future. You can either look back and be proud of the hard effort you put in the past, or you can curse yourself over how you chose to fool around instead.
Don’t waste anymore of your time.