The #1 Productivity Killer (Are You Doing This?)

Note: This is part of a series on momentum. You can view the full series here.

“There just aren’t enough hours in the day.” Bullshit.

Everyone wishes they had more hours in the day. But you don’t need more hours to get things done.

There is a simple way you can double the amount you accomplish, right now. And it doesn’t involve:

  • More time
  • More resources
  • More planning
  • More energy

It involves something much, much simpler than that.

Making decisions

But not just deciding what you want to do, in some kind of vague, esoteric way.

“I want to be creative today” is not good enough. “I want to write today” is a little better, but still needs a lot of work.

“I want to write a blog post about the power of presence, and I’m going to give myself one hour at 9am to do that, after I clear all distractions.”

Now that is a clear, decision. It’s doable. You know exactly what you want to do and when you’re going to do it.

If you’re stuck, go even smaller

But you might sit down and you’re still losing momentum because of lack of clarity, you haven’t made a decision about what you’ll do first, while writing that post.

So, you could make another decision: “I’m going to spend 5 minutes mindmapping and outlining what I really want to say in this post.”


If you’re struggling with anything, chances are you need to make more decisions, and better decisions.

Decisions that clarify what you’re doing, how you’ll do it and when you’ll do it will help you get more done in less time than you ever thought possible.

Think about a project you want to get done this week. Define what needs to be done until you know exactly the next step you need to do right now.

Then do the next one. If you don’t know the next step, your next step is to define the next step.

If you want to get more done, in less time, work on your speed and clarity of decision making.

“I don’t know” is the number one productivity killer. <- Click to share this

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