Our days, weeks and months seem to fly by. Often we look back at our day, not satisfied with what we accomplished because we know we could have achieved more. Very likely, we did not take advantage of several opportunities to make better use of our time because:
1. We fell for multiple distractions that did not need the sort of attention we gave them. Examples are: checking our phones and emails too frequently, or exploring information which is not going to impact our lives at this time.
2. We did not work to a plan for our day’s tasks. By this we do not mean making lists and setting goals. That’s too obvious. It’s really about prioritizing what we need to do and allocate the right amount of time needed to accomplish them.
Successful people force themselves to focus on high-payoff activities and have the correct estimate of the time and concentration they need to achieve each goal. So, given that you already have your goals and that the hours in a day are fixed, its really about a deep understanding of how you will use your time each day for your goals.