December 18th, 2012 |
What’s your most productive day of the year?
Here’s a clue: our family leaves for Africa in six days.
In the Southern Hemisphere where we’re headed, the summer solstice occurs in three days. Some leaders believe the extra sunlight makes them more productive.
(In the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs annually between June 18 and 20.)
In either case, you may be more productive, but this day is not your most productive day.
Another possibility that’s just around the corner. What about the first day of the New Year? Wrong again.
Your most productive day at work is the day before your vacation.
On the day before you leave, you are more focused on your most important priorities. And you are just as focused on dismissing those items not on your to-do list.
What would be the impact of consistently bringing a higher level of purpose, commitment and energy to your most significant priorities?
It likely would make your time more productive.
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