Your day goes by in a flurry of activity. But despite your busy day, it feels like you aren’t making any progress.
You finish your day and it seems like you are further behind that when you started. You have to wonder, “Are you getting anything done?”
You work hard and go from one meeting to the next, one urgent matter to another. However, in the never-ending sea of tasks, you feel like you aren’t keeping up.
Why are you working so hard, and not getting your work done? The main reason that most people don’t get their work done is that they are working on everything else.
When you finish your day, do you look at your to do list and think, “Why didn’t I get to the important stuff done today?”
Here are 8 Reasons that You Aren’t Getting Things Done:
1. Your Time Management Is Not Habit 沒有養成時間管理的習慣
Time management is not something that you turn on and off like a light switch. You don’t use it only when you are up against a crisis. It has to be a built into your lifestyle and habits.
2. Doing Other People’s Work 多管閑事
If you are doing other people’s work, when are you going to do your own? If you are always putting out other people’s fire drills, you aren’t’ going to get your work done.
3. You Are Disorganized 雜亂無序
By disorganized, I mean your workspace is a mess. It is hard to do that task if you can’t find it. Clean your desk and workspace so that you have room to work and know where your work is.
4. You Don’t Have Deadlines 未設定最后期限
Tasks usually get done… right before they need to be done. Tasks without deadlines aren’t urgent and don’t have to be done. If your tasks don’t have a deadline then you will justify not doing them… yet.
5. Doing Everything But Your Work 心有旁騖
Are you checking your email, reading the news, updating Facebook, talking to coworkers, surfing the web, and checking your email again? You will never get to your work if you are doing everything else. Cut out the miscellaneous distractions, interruptions, etc. Close the email, turn off the internet if you must, and shut the door. Put your work in front of you and concentrate on that.
6. Not Making Time For Your Work 沒去擠時間
Many people say, “I never have time for my work.” You have to make time for it. Reserve time if you must. Try making appointments with your work. Put them on your calendar so other things do not take their place.
7. Putting Things Off 一味拖延
Procrastination is the enemy of success. When you find yourself about to put off a task, ask yourself, “Could I do this now?” Are you putting it off simply because you don’t want to do it. Instead, "Just Do It Now."
8. You Don’t Finish Things 虎頭蛇尾
During your day, you probably start many things… but do you finish them? 57 Things started and nothing finished is a recipe for a never-ending todo list. Finish one task to completion before beginning another. A handful of tasks done almost always beats a bunch started.