No matter what tricks or strategies you use, you will always have the same 24 hours tomorrow that you had today.
So how can you apply Pareto’s principle to gain more time in your life?
Is it truly possible to condense the science of employee engagement into a single sentence? It is and I’m about to convince you of that. But first I need to explain why I’m taking this extreme exercise in reductionism.
Therese Macan, a professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, conducted groundbreaking research into time management, productivity, and stress, discovering that the two most important keys are priorities and mechanics (i.e., the mechanics of implementing time management techniques and tactics).
I recently interviewed over 200 ultra-productive people including 7 billionaires, 13 Olympians, 20 straight-A students and over 200 successful entrepreneurs. I asked a simple, open-ended question, “What is your number one secret to productivity?” After analyzing all of their responses, I coded their answers into 15 unique ideas.
The single most important thing when it comes to time and productivity isn’t a tactic or a trick—it’s a shift in mindset. All of the highly successful people I studied think about time differently. They experience time differently.