- Most of us don’t stand there arguing with ourselves every morning about whether we want to brush, whether it’s a worth the effort, whether there’s a payoff in the end. Likewise, successful people turn high-value tasks into morning rituals, conserving their energy. The best habits are activities that don’t have to happen for the day to start, but when practiced regularly, result in long-term benefits.
- Multi-tasking kills time. Emails are important, but consider closing the inbox 45 mins. every hour.
- Pay full attention to people. It can take hours to buy back the goodwill burned in a two-second place at your phone while someone is trying to tell you something important.
- Don’t enter into it with such lack of structure that you don’t do anything because you spend all day thinking about what you want to do. Plan a few anchor activities.
- You need to have a life that is broader than your professional life. You can’t wait for a day when you’re less tired/busy. Life cannot happen only in the future.