"There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always time to do the most important thing."This is the Law of Forced Efficiency, according to Brian Tracy, international speaker, author & consultant.
He elaborates that:
- The more things you have to do in a limited period of time, the more you'll be forced to work on your most important tasks;
- There will never be enough time to do everything that you have to do;
- Only by stretching yourself can you discover how much you are truly capable of;
- You perform at your highest potential only when you are focusing on the most valuable use of your time;
He asserts that the key question one should always ask is this:
"What is the most valuable use of my time, right now?"
He concludes that this is the question that dominates all time management, as well as the key to becoming a highly productive person.
He suggests this simple exercise to pause and reflect on the above question: [as well as other worthwhile questions, e.g. what are my highest pay-off activities? what exactly am I paid to do? what can I do that, if done well, can make a real difference in my life?]
Take a few minutes each day and sit quietly where you cannot be disturbed.
During this time, let your mind relax and just think about your work and activities, without stress or pressure.
In almost every case, during this time of solitude, you will receive wonderful insights and ideas that will save you enormous amounts of time when you apply them back on the job. Often you will experience breakthroughs that will change the direction of your life and work.