Just watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty for the third time in 3 months. There is so much reality in the conversations…and the cinematography is incredible.
One of my all time favs.
When you search “bacon” tags on tumblr, you just see a lot of pictures of some skinny Asian singer dude. Nothing against him, but REALLY?
C’mon people. We can do better than that.
I can’t believe this post is still going around.
Remember that time that you suddenly realized you had 2 hours to write that paper that you had three weeks to prepare for and you miraculously got it done? For some reason most people (older people especially) seem to think that that is a sign of immaturity. I would like to propose another way of looking at it: extreme efficiency. Okay, to be fair you likely didn’t purposely only give yourself 2 hours to complete an 8 hour assignment or whatever, so we can probably say there was a bit of both in there. Call it Extremely Efficient Immaturity.
Anyway. Something I’m learning more and more is that if you purposely limit yourself to a ridiculously short amount of time to get something done, you often get it done better than you would have allocating more than enough time. This interesting phenomenon is caused by the fact that when we have a sufficient (aka: way more than is necessary) amount of time, we tend to do things that are really not vital to the task being completed; but if you give yourself just barely enough time to get it done, or even less, and suddenly its far easier to ignore the fluff and start immediately on the important actions for completion.
Give it a try, I bet you will shock yourself at what you can accomplish in a fraction of the time. Start out with giving yourself 1/3 of the time that you think you need, I’m not saying that you will have everything done perfectly, but what you will have is the essentials done 2-3 times faster than normal, and then if you need to take another few minutes and iron out some wrinkles, you still are far ahead of where you’d be otherwise.
Bonus tip of the Day:
Every night make a list of the 3 things you most want to get done the next day. No more than 3, keep it short and doable. Complete them before 11 am and watch your productivity skyrocket, as well as giving yourself far more time freedom. (Yes I stole the idea from Tim Ferriss, why wouldn’t I? its brilliant.)