You want to become more productive.

I know this because you’re reading posts like this.

I also know that becoming more productive is scary.

I know about this because when you become more productive you also become busier. Which means you have less time to focus on other areas in your life, like personal and people areas.

But what if I told you that you only need to change one thing to become more productive, would you believe me?

Unleash The Power Of This One Question

The question is simply: what’s the next action?

This is exactly what David Allen, in his bestselling book on personal productivity, Getting Things Done, suggests.

David writes:

The “next action” is the next physical, visible activity that needs to be engaged in, in order to move the current reality of this thing toward completion.

The idea of the “next action” is also recommended by Tony Robbins, who said this:

Never leave the site of a goal without first taking some form of positive action towards its attainment.

Tony takes it one step further by emphasizing the fact that there are many ways to achieve a desired outcome. If one set of actions fails to achieve it, then find another set that will.

The idea is to create a Massive Action Plan or MAP, where your MAP comprise the specific actions you must complete to produce the desired outcome.

Your Turn…

Action: For each project, write down a list of actionable items that you think will bring you closer to the desired outcome.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just have to be written down.

Published by Melvyn