Monday, October 20, 2008

Four ways to accomplish more

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There is a marvelous new blogger in the blogosphere who, after only three weeks, has already gained a group of fans and received an award from one of them. Buddha of Hollywood posted the following piece in his blog recently and he gave me permission to re-publish it here at Clutterquake. Thank you for this excellent advice, Buddha of Hollywood!

How to Accomplish More

Also known as the 4D recipe.

It goes like this: Divide, Delegate, Do, Dump.

1) DIVIDE “The universe is made of atoms. If you can move an atom, you can move the universe.” Before starting any task, divide it up in smaller parts – even if you think you can do it all at once.

2) DELEGATE Have some one else do the work for you. A co worker, a professional or specialist, family members, relatives, friends etc.

3) DO If you can’t delegate the work, it is time for you to do it. If it seems too big, complicated or hard to do, go back to steps 1 & 2. If you can’t divide your task in smaller parts and can’t find anybody to delegate, go to step 4.

4) DUMP “The art of winning is the art of managing your loses”. I’ve seen so many people stuck in failed, dysfunctional relationships or dead end jobs, not knowing when and how to quit.

Time is the most valuable asset you have. So, stop wasting time on dead ends and move on to a new task.

Good luck!


YogaforCynics said...

Love the Motivation postcard. If there's one positive impact those positive affirmation posters have had on our society (until recently, I'd have said there wasn't one), it's inspiring so many inspired parodies.

I'm familiar with Buddha of Hollywood, and love #4--particularly relevant for me in the past few years, as I've tried out various different forms of freelance work, often procrastinating endlessly to avoid doing certain kinds of unbearably tedious crap for weeks, all along thinking "I need to do a good job so I can get more of this unbearably tedious crap to do" before, finally, coming to the conclusion that "actually, I don't wanna do this tedious crap at all!"

Lydia said...

Neither do I! My tedious crap is obviously not the same as your unbearably tedious crap, but you just pointed out that being paid to do tedious crap isn't incentive enough, and I think I'm proving that having no chance of being paid is the least incentive of all. Which takes us back to Motivation. I have none. But I'm still trying, via this blog, to find the inspiration. Your humor helps, so thanks.