If you enter your house or apartment with a feeling of underperformance or underachievement over you, all we can say to you is that you are not alone. There are thousands if not millions of people who feel the same throughout the world. As they change clothes and enter the shower, they try to contemplate why they have not met their expectations. Should they have done something differently? Well, the answer is yes. The solution to that feeling is efficiency. That answer applies to you as well. It’s not a simple answer or process. This article is also not enough. We recommend you to check out the Asian efficiency website. You will hundreds of articles and programs that will help you make this life-changing choice.
Now that we have seen the problem and also a piece of the solution, why don’t we give you some examples of how you can be more efficient in life?
Do you remember the acronym SMART? We know you do. This is the time you should start applying them. Efficiency is all about being able to produce a given number of items with a minimal amount of resources. It is more or less functioning of a system at its optimum level. All that begins with having SMART goals.
Just a reminder if you might have forgotten. SMART goals are goals which are Specific/ Significant, Measurable/ Meaningful, Achievable/ Attainable, Realistic/ Relevant and Time-bound.
Have a set schedule
Efficiency is about optimization. And as the old adage goes, “Time is money.” Setting up a schedule ensures that you are optimizing time properly. It is also recommended that you apply time management techniques such as the Pomodoro technique, GTD technique, or “eat the frog’. Do your due diligence on time management techniques and apply the one that best suits your personality.
Be a problem solver, not a problem finder
Everyone is able to identify a problem with regards to a certain concept. But not everyone is able to identify a problem and also provide a solution. It’s only a solution that builds up to the achievement of your goals.
You must remember that you operate within an environment and you will interact with people. Use the same mentality of being a problem solver. Instilling the same mentality among your circle of friends will bring about an efficient attitude amongst them as well.
A proper mindset
In the end, the correct mindset will determine your rate of productivity and level of efficiency. At all times, you must submit to this new mentality that you have adopted. Constantly adhere to your schedule. Once you have set your goals and your timeline, move heaven and earth for you to achieve your goals.
For you to achieve more in life, you need to maximize the time that you have. Don’t sacrifice more of it. Make the time you have now count.