Get It Done, Now!

Ever have one of those days when it seems like you worked your butt off but didn’t get done nearly as much as you needed to? I have had several of those lately and today, I simply can’t afford it. Drastic times call for drastic measures so I have devised a plan…

I WILL give myself ten minutes to clear my desk of everything except the top three projects that need to be done today.

I WILL open only one window on my computer so I can work on only one thing at a time. That means there will be no e-mail notifications creeping out from the bottom right hand corner of my screen nor will I receive irresistible alerts that my colleagues have posted something on our SharePoint site.

I WILL NOT open my online communications services like OCS, Skype, or Yahoo Messenger so that means there will be no tones that alert me to people trying to contact me.

I WILL place a piece of fruit right on my desk so I won’t be distracted by wanting to get up and get a snack.

I WILL put a colorful Post-it note on my telephone to remind me not to answer it and put my cell phone on vibrate.

I WILL give myself two solid hours to work without stopping unless the building is on fire.

Help me out. What else would you suggest?

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2 Responses to Get It Done, Now!

  1. I will print out a copy of “Get It Done, Now!” and post it in front of me to remind me to follow these success building steps.

    Lukeither Willingham
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    http://www.trendtotrendmag.com
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  2. pamela says:

    Lukeither, That’s a great idea. I’d love to know which helped thet most. Please share the tips with others.

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