Number Nine: Go for Productivity Over Busyness
Remember in Office Space when Peter describes just sitting and staring at his desk for the first part of the day, because it looks like he’s working?
No, sadly, Peter’s example up there is not the one to follow. The ridiculously successful place a low value on only looking busy or even finding busywork and “keeping busy.” They focus on what is actually productive and prioritize that work first. In other words, ask yourself what you will gain the most from accomplishing and do that at the front end of your day. Once you get rolling and take down that difficult stuff, you’ll feel like the king of the mountain and the rest of the day will be a gentle, downhill slide. Productivity is great that way.