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Seeing The Previously Invisible

by Anatoliy Biliciler on 3rd June, 2013 at 4:08 PM CEST

Ever sat down in front of your computer while doing something and thought "I could be doing something much more productive with my time but instead i am here watching videos of cats and memes or studying subjects which will be as much help to me as ability to fly while on board of a plane". If so you have probably became a citizen of procrastination.This sometimes may lead to reduced productivity and even missing deadlines.

Credit: theorange.co

Well, that is usually because we do not keep track what we have done in a day. You would be surprised how motivated people become when you show them exactly what they did in a certain period of time if they were not keeping track of it already.The result is great deal of motivation and increase in productivity but only if you keep that list of what was done and what needs to be done.Not to mention when person gets used to this system they become more productive over time to a level they never thought possible.Now all this sound all well and good but highly theoretical after all you haven't seen any empirical data on the subject so why try? On this subject some interesting experiments have been conducted with not really surprising results which directly support to-do lists. (I will spare you the boring details and the report, if you are interested, mail me and i will send you the report)

With some empirical data backing up the benefits of why, you may wonder how should you start? Now i must confess i am not an expert on it (Or anything on that matter) but there are some ways to get this started. Imagine this as quest objectives and you will get experience when you finish those (No, you won’t get a ding sound when you level up). To be more direct, put a group of objectives under an interesting name such as if plan to make a Doctor Who marathon and study theoretical physics, write them under “Doctor, begins” or if you are like me, just write them down and put a tick near them on a paper.Seeing so many objectives ticked is plesantly satisfying.Sometimes doing the list is simply not enough and you stil can’t get motivation to start, in such case do the critical objectives and prioritize the rest that way you should be able to organise and accomplish.That method should be your ticket out of Procrastination and probably into Workaholia and possibly an early death.

It has been proven that a visible objective is completed faster.You can start using this method by simply writing down what you did in a day and what you need to do then how much you progressed in your goals.Now as you see here that is not me but the data speaking so it is merely logical to follow the list. Also note that you can use this method to keep adepopulation list, if you wish to take over the world and establish a genocidal regime that is.Leave a comment below and show us what you think.

Anatoliy Biliciler, Action Team #11

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Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

Dear Anatoliy Biliciler !!!!!

what a wonderfull writing!!!!!!!!! You have been introduced and elobrated very inspiring method.....

4th June, 2013 @ 8:34 AM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

very nice and keep it up

4th June, 2013 @ 12:41 PM CEST

KEDEI INAH

KEDEI INAH

Hmmm... procrastination, a very important watch word that must not be overlooked but dealt with seriously.

Very good Anatoliy.

4th June, 2013 @ 2:33 PM CEST

Bistra Kumbaroska

Bistra Kumbaroska

http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2 013/05/the-unexpected-antidote -to-pro.html

Interesting article to check regarding this topic!

6th June, 2013 @ 7:44 AM CEST

Samuel Duru

Samuel Duru | Action team

You dwelt on a very interesting theme: (procrastination). Truly, there are many things that steal our attention, like the internet, TV etc. And we tend to enjoy some leisure when we don't have much at stake. However, I try as much as possible to be organised - but that is normally easy for me when I have my to-do list everywhere I go. Anatoliy, thanks for talking about such an important topic.

@Bistra, thanks for sharing the link - I liked the article too.

11th June, 2013 @ 1:53 PM CEST

Muhammad Ali Ali

Muhammad Ali Ali

Bistra, thanks so much for sharing the above mentioned link - I liked the article too.

:) :)

17th June, 2013 @ 6:37 AM CEST

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