Nobody cares how long you work. They only care about the results you’re able to produce. So I challenge you to get more done in less time.
No doubt you’ve heard of Parkinson’s law. It says, “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.”
But do you believe it’s actually true? What I mean to ask is whether you believe this principle is true for you personally.
Could you finish your daily routine faster if you gave yourself less time to finish? Is it just a concept that’s true in theory? Or does it work in real life?
Pause to consider the implications if it really is true. Does it mean you could finish your workday in six hours if you put your mind to it?
Imagine having an extra two hours per day. That would certainly be fun, wouldn’t it?
What do you think? Is it worth an experiment to see if it works in real life?
Before you answer that...
We’re often busy, but not really productive.
So how do we change that?
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Parkinson’s law states that “work expands to fill the time available for its completion.”
Cyril Northcote Parkinson, the British historian and author who made this statement, was qualified to make the observation. He worked in the British Civil Service and saw first-hand how bureaucracy could impact productivity.
In fact, you’ll see this in action in many office environments today. There is still a notion we should be “working harder” rather than faster or smarter. Research suggests that given the standard eight-hour workday, most of us are only productive for around three hours!
So, if we’re simply making our work expand to...