Monday, October 20, 2008
Four ways to accomplish more
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.