Debbie Rodrigues | Oct 1, 2018 | 0
If You Need To Do It, Do It Right The First Time For Productivity
5 reasons why you’ll want to do it right the first time from now on. Discover the benefits of avoiding redo.
Sometimes, when we’re in a hurry and just want to get rid of some annoying task, we rush through it.
On one side, it’s great to be able to cross it off our calendar.
But there’s a side-effect.
Chances are we’ll have to do it again.
Now if it wasn’t cool to do it once, imagine twice?!?
Why you want to do it right the first time
There’s no better way to avoid (excessive) redo than doing things right the first time.
I know there are situations when it feels like there isn’t another option.
But most of the time, we’re wrong.
There are various opportunities when we can focus get it right from the start.
By having to perform the same task again we:
- Waste time
- Waste energy
- Feel frustrated
- Feel stressed
- Get tired
This one is straightforward.
If we think we don’t have the time to do it right the first time, imagine going for an “encore”?!?
Maybe, all it’d take was a little bit more focus and preparation.
Something, like reading a manual or turning off our phone, could have been our path to success.
But instead, we find ourselves stuck with having to start from scratch, AGAIN!
It makes no difference whether the task was easy peasy or a pain in the back.
Whenever we do something, we use energy to complete it.
Just like time that passes anyways, we use “power” to everything. From cleaning the place to writing an email. Even to watch TV.
Remember when we tell (our) kids to study well so that they don’t need to go to summer school?
Why don’t we apply the same approach to your responsibilities to avoid redoing them?
We can spend our energy with the people we love instead!
I’m the kind of person who can eat the same food every single day for years and still love it.
But, from an early age, I disliked even being told the same thing twice.
Yep! When my mom said something, I did everything possible to prevent her from having to repeat it.
Whenever it happened she was frustrated, and so was I.
Whether it’s your boss, partner, parent, or friend, don’t let them go through the frustration of having to ask/order a redo.
It will be a lot less frustrating to you too!
Some of the reasons why we perform below our best abilities are:
- lack of time (or at least, the impression of)
None of them are enjoyable reasons.
Nobody procrastinates for fun.
And when we do, there’s a feeling of guilt, and stress, LOTS OF stress.
It only gets worse when it leads to doing the same stressful task again.
Double work = double stress.
When we hit the jackpot the first time, though, it’s rewarding and relaxing.
We can focus on the next assignment without worrying about what was done.
When we think we got rid of an annoying responsibility, it comes back and bites us in the back.
Most of the times, we don’t even have the time to do it again.
We have to work overtime or during our break to catch-up.
In extreme cases, we even lose out sleep because of it.
If we think it’s tiring to avoid multitasking or doing the work the right the first time, what about the second time?
While we’ll be tired anyways, it’s better that’s only once, isn’t it?
Do it right the first time
The next time you feel pressured to do something “somehow,” think about it.
If someone else is trying to get you into that, rationalize it.
An hour spent with preparation can save a couple more down the road.
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52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You
I’m hosting a 52-week productivity challenge on my closed Facebook Group.
You can read everything about the challenge here.
How the 52-week productivity challenge works
First of all, grab a copy of the list [ninja-popup ID=11356]52 Things That Are Killing Your Productivity[/ninja-popup].
After signing up, you’ll be invited to join my closed Facebook group.
On the group, I’ll share daily prompts during the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You.
I’ll guide you through a brand-new topic each week.
From Monday through Friday, you’ll learn how you can use Mindful Planning™ to:
- Become more efficient
- Save time
- Manage stress
- Achieve your goals
You can start the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You at any moment of the year.
And you choose whether to follow every single week or to focus on your personal pain points.
If you miss anything, you can always refer to older posts for catch-up or review.
All that FOR FREE!
See you at the challenge
The method I apply to the challenge is exactly the same one I use with my clients: Mindful Planning™.
It’s a 5-step method you can use to all aspects of your life become more productive one day at a time without added stress.
Come and join the 52-Week Challenge For A More Productive You today.
I’m looking forward guiding you towards a successful year and beyond!
Are there any tasks you catch yourself redoing them on a regular basis? Which ones?