Productivity Killer – The Best Productivity Tip of All Time

The truth is very simple. There is one – and really only one – true productivity killer. That means there is one thing you need to do first in order to become more productive. Read on to find out more.

This is a short post, which is part of the Productivity series that we began at the start of 2015. If you would like to read the previous (and much more detailed) articles in the series, you can click the link above.

Throughout the article series we have looked at various techniques for improving your productivity – and touched upon some of the basics such as goal setting, prioritisation, how to delegate, and how to spend your time more effectively. In future articles we will also look at further tips for how you can become more productive in meetings and through using technology. However, all of this counts for nought if you don’t actually address the real killer of productivity: procrastination.

I know a lot of people who “want to take their time” before making any decisions – even to the point that when they are ready to make the decision it’s pointless as events have overtaken the situation. Then again, there are others who seem to be completely paralysed from fear when it comes to decision making. Whichever situation you find yourself in they’re both the ultimate productivity killers.

The best thing you can do for your productivity is to stop procrastinating and do something – ANYTHING! We might not always make the right decisions, but you will often find out soon enough and (hopefully) have the chance to correct it. If you don’t do anything then that is an infinitely worse situation.

No matter how you choose to set goals, prioritise and schedule your time is really all about finding a system that works for you, but actually getting off the mark is the biggest issue holding people back from getting things done.

Therefore, the best productivity tip of all time is simply this: do something rather than do nothing. It becomes a positive habit and while you learn from your mistakes it will also improve your future decision making and lead you to making smarter choices as time goes by.