This One Secret Will Boost Your Productivity

Many factors come into play when you want to boost your productivity. But this one factor I’m about to share with you might very well be the game changer for you.

In college (or even high school), when did most students complete their term papers? When did they study the most? If you said something like “right before the deadline,” you have the right answer. In fact, you most likely you were doing the same. The last few days before your term paper was due, you would push and get so much done in so very little time.

Did this change when you entered the workforce? Probably not. You still see teams getting most of their work done close to an impending deadline. They give the last push when they get close to the finish line.

Look around you. Look at yourself. You’ll see a deadline exerts its pull on people.

See, deadlines are powerful. They push people to action, even massive action. They are perhaps the best-kept secret to productivity. You can learn to use them to your advantage.

Left to your own devices, you may be tempted to avoid being subjected to deadlines because of the pressure they bring. However, there’s “life” in deadlines. And if you want to boost your productivity, you must not shy away from them.

When you face an impending deadline that you’re committed to meet, your level of focus and your speed of execution increases. You don’t have time for the trivial; you must focus on the essential. You place all your efforts on work that matters. That level of intentionality elevates your “game” and boost your productivity.

To propel your productivity to new heights, start setting tight deadlines for yourself and commit to meeting them. Even when you have external deadlines imposed on you, you can set more ambitious deadlines for yourself. In other words, set deadlines you know will challenge you to show up on the “field” with your “A” game.

About The Author

Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.