Here are some more personal strategic planning techniques to increase productivity and get things done:
4. Increase productivity by setting deadlines. To improve your personal strategic planning, set deadlines for important goals and stick to them. Having a deadline forces you to work harder and more effectively as the deadline approaches. A goal or an assignment without a deadline has no motivational force behind it. It creates no compulsion for closure. It is something that you easily procrastinate on.
In order to increase productivity and start getting things done more efficiently, set deadlines for everything you do. Promise other people you will finish certain jobs by the deadlines you have set. When you promise others, you motivate yourself to fulfill the promise. When you place your honor and your ego on the line by making promises to others, you find yourself internally driven and motivated to get things done on schedule.
See also: 3 Secrets to Getting Things Done, Part 1
Once you develop the ability to get things done, it will serve you for the rest of your life and in all areas of your life.
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Brian Tracy is the CEO of Brian Tracy International, which specializes in business training, and the author of the best-selling Psychology of Achievement. For more information, go to www.briantracy.com.