No matter what productivity tricks and hacks you use in your day-to-day, there is one productivity mistake that will completely destroy your progress.
And, unfortunately, it’s quite common.
In this article, I’ll reveal what this mistake is and how you can make sure you never make it.
The Productivity Mistake I’m Talking About
I’ll sometimes ask people what they think the most common productivity mistake is.
I typically get a few predictable responses:
- “too much time on social media”
- “watching too much TV”
Each of these can be productivity killers, but these aren’t the biggest mistake you can make.
In reality, it’s not even close.
In fact, the biggest mistake I’m talking about is so common that, statistically speaking, you are likely making it yourself.
I’m talking about bad planning.
By bad planning, I don’t mean double-booking yourself or forgetting to make dinner reservations.
By “bad planning,” I mean “no planning.” Nada. Zilch. (And filling up your calendar with meetings doesn’t count.)
It’s Not Entirely Your Fault
I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met who say they want to be more productive, but then they simply do not do the one thing that would boost their productivity more than virtually anything else.
I don’t blame them, though.
Planning can be tricky. It requires a carefully thought out strategy.
That’s why I designed an entire program that offers step-by-step guidance through the fundamentals of strategizing and planning.
Planning is essential.
And if you’re going to do it, you’ll want to make sure you do it the right way.
When you approach each day with a clear plan, you become almost unstoppable.
So, if you want to boost your productivity, make the commitment to proactively plan each day, and refuse to allow your boss, colleagues and clients to plan every minute for you.