The secret to hard and smart work is to be in a position where you are passionate about what you are doing. Passion makes work fun. You can achieve a lot and get more done in a day when you are passionate and enjoy dong what you do. This passion also impacts discipline. You are driven to apply a continuous cycle of analysis, goal setting, organization, planning, execution, measurement and optimization when you are moved by passion. The new way to get things done is to be passionate.

  1. To defeat procrastination learn to tackle your most unpleasant task first thing in the morning instead of delaying it until later in the day.
  2. Do self evaluation of your task in frequent intervals
  3. Make sure you know how you want your day to go in advance, even before you start.
  4. Take each day as a new opportunity of doing something great!
  5. Maintain a steady diet of positive influences–people, ideas, and your own thoughts
  6. Know your peak cycles of productivity, and schedule your most important tasks for those times.
  7. Figure out what needs to be done first and then decide what can be done next.
  8. Increase the pace at which you work and achieve and maintain that momentum until you get things done
  9. Don’t reinvent. Look for available sources
  10. Reward yourself when you achieve your task as scheduled.
  11. Prioritize and do the most important tasks first especially when you begin work
  12. Identify when you are most productive and work on the most crucial tasks at those times