How to achieve more with less

You should understand three key concepts in order to be able to do so: goal-related motivation, the Pareto principle and deliberate practice

How to achieve more with less
    • Understanding a Goal
      • It is something we want to accomplish on a given day, month or year. This is what makes us start directing our attention towards an specific direction.
    • Understanding Motivation
      • It is a sense of willingness to do something. It is not necessary to continue an activity, what really is necessary to continue an activity is the pleasure that results from doing it. For instance, if you want to accomplish something, it is important you enjoy it.
    • What Goal-related Motivation Is
      • It is the sense of willingness that arises after defining where you want to go and how you are going to change your lifestyle in order to do so.
  • The Pareto Principle

    • Where It Comes From
      • It comes from the economist Vilfredo Pareto, that stated that "the 20% of the population in Italy owns the 80% of the land"
    • Why It Is Useful to Achieve More With Less
      • In this context, it can be understood as: if I had to choose between all the possible activities I can do for doing the thing I have to do, which of them would have to most impact on what I want to achieve?
    • How Can You Implement It
      • The first thing you have to do is to define what you want to accomplish, afterwards, think of which activities will lead you towards the accomplishment. Then, rank them in order of impact and finally, do the first three in your list
  • Deliberate Practice

    • What It Is
      • Deliberate practice is a way of rehearsing in which, you improve in certain skill by repeating it over and over. And that repetition, will let you do the same activity more efficiently in the future
    • In Which Activities Is Applicable
      • You should focus your deliberate practice on skills that are common to many things that comes around your daily grind. For instance, if you are a musician, the deliberate practice should come in the way of rehearsing the most repeated notes/melodies.
    • Why It Works
      • After mastering the most important activity in your field, you can embrace the synergies that come with it, which can make you definitely achieve more in less time.