Swami Vivekananda once said, “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea.”
These are times of insecurity and with so many things on mind, everyone believes in multi tasking to avoid complete failure. Instead, you should work consciously at maximising your chances of success.
So if your list is swarmed with “things to do” then the best way to de-clutter your senses is to prioritise your tasks. This will clear your mind and accelerate your progress.
What is important is that you are able to sift the most relevant and important projects from the mess of tasks you have piled up. Here is how you can get rid of pending work.
First, divide your tasks: Put them under professional, personal and extracurricular headers. Pick the top two from each and try and complete them in a week.
Prioritise important jobs: Under each heading, enlist the most crucial of assignments.
Cross out the irrelevant: Delete items from your list that are not going to help you achieve yourgoals.
Organise your obligations: Give yourself two to three weeks to get rid of pending assignments. Once you have these off your chest, the real work will await your undivided attention.
Avoid new undertakings: When you are done with these smaller nagging commitments you will be left with ample time for your own pet projects. Concentrate and try not to take on new ones. Postpone thoughts of fresh ventures till you have completed a substantial portion of work assigned.
After a few practice sessions, you will see how The Einstein Principle works. You will learn to be focused, disciplined and organised. Above all, you might learn how easy it is to accomplish big targets when you can effectively manage your distractions and worries – even if these are related to work. After all, if you are driven in life it is a pity to let yourself be bogged down needlessly.