Sunday, April 15, 2012

Getting Stuff Done

"The secret of my incredible energy and efficiency in getting work done is a simple one," [Algonquin Round Table member Robert] Benchley wrote. "The psychological principle is this: anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at that moment."
He explained further (tongue in cheek): If you have several things you want to get done, just place them on a To-Do list immediately following the number one thing you are supposed to get done but don't really want to do. Soon, the several things will be accomplished.

Can I get a witness?

(cited in Willpower by Baumeister and Tierney, p. 253)

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