How To Become More Productive – Bob Proctor

How To Become More Productive – Bob Proctor


Hello there, and welcome. How would you like to
become much more productive? If you’re selling, sell more? If you’re producing, produce more? If you’re creating, create more? Well, I’m going to
share something with you that I learned a long time ago. It has to do with time. I was having breakfast
with Earl Nightingale. He was on a speaking engagement that I was going to with him, and he said, “How would you
like to meet for breakfast?” Well, of course, like that I was on it. I always had a half a dozen
well prepared questions whenever I met with Earl. Well, this one day, I said to him, “Earl,” I said, “How did
you master time management?” He looked at me and he said, “What are you talking about?” I said, “You accomplish more in “a short period of time than “anybody I’ve ever seen.” I’d never seen the guy rushing. I had never seen him even walkin’ fast. He said, “First of all, I
didn’t master time management. “Nobody masters time management.” He said, “Time can’t be managed.” He said, “You can only manage activity.” He says, “I just carry
a list in my pocket, “and every night before I go to bed, “I write down half a dozen
goal achieving activities “that I will start working on tomorrow.” And when he said, “I get up and
get dressed and get to work, “I start on number one.” He said, “I don’t go to number two “until number one’s complete. “When number one’s complete, I forget it, “and I go to number two. “I focus on number two. “When number two’s complete, I forget it, “and I go to number three.” I said, “That’s it?” He said, “That’s it.” I started to do that. You know, I found I could
become much more productive. You see, a lot of the things
you’re spending time on don’t even have to get done. I learned a long time ago that some things get done through neglect. You were gonna do them, you were supposed to do them, you never did them, never
made any difference. See, a lot of this stuff
we do, it’s useless. It’s not productive. It’s just busy, and it’s
busy for busyness’ sakes. What we want to do is learn how to get things done, but get things done that
really make a difference. And when you do that, you’re gonna find your productivity will jump. As your productivity jumps,
your rewards will jump. See, the people who earn the most are the ones who produce the most. You say, “Well that doesn’t always work.” That always works. It may not work as fast
as you think it should. It may not work the way
you think it should, but I’m going to tell you something, this is an orderly universe. Everything happens by law, everything. You’ll always get what you deserve. Never more, never less. It balances itself out over time. Become more productive. How do you become more productive? Write down your goal achieving activities that you’re gonna do tomorrow
before you go to sleep, and when you wake up, that’s where all of your focus goes. You don’t let people distract you. People come up, have you got a minute? What they’re really saying is, “Let me waste about 15
minutes of your day, “or maybe an hour.” Say, “No, I’m sorry,
I don’t have a minute. “I’m busy, I’m focused.” You’re gonna find your
productivity will go up.

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