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Answer on Quora: http://www.quora.com/How-can-I-increase-my-productivity

From the answer summary:

-Develop a system of personal collection, organisation and action that suits your personality and role (GTD etc) - a guiding set of principles that translates your goals into actions in a way that is complementary to your professional and psychological makeup.

-Have a method of accountability to that system (A physical system - such as a diary, planner, task manager etc - that allows you to monitor and measure progression)

-Understand your personality / psychology and its impact on your productivity. Some people will respond well to "have to" / "ought to" commands. Others will find that a dynamic to rebel against, and will need unstructured time.

-Understand that "small strokes fell great oaks". In other words, make a start on your work, no matter how insignificant it may seem. Start and keep starting.

-Actively incorporate health / exercise / leisure to stimulate thought and promote longevity.

-Leverage as much as possible where appropriate. Networks, opportunities. Build momentum.

-Love what you do. Productivity is easy when your heart is in it.

Also liked this quote from Peter Drucker: “Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”

That's practical! thx

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