Let’s talk about the maximum impact and the ultimate performance and hyper epic productivity.
Would you like to be productive? I know that you want. Because productivity equals fulfilment. Productivity enables progress, therefore, achievement. When you’re productive, you’re doing something meaningful, and you’re progressing in moving forward and live a fulfilling life.
Tonnes of research, as well as my little personal experience, prove that the most masterful one becomes, the more they follow a specific daily system and routine. Why? Two straightforward and inarguable reasons:
Efficiency and Effectiveness
Research on the wealthiest people of the world found that about 85% of them have a daily routine that they follow.
Do you have a routine?
In the past two weeks, I have asked friends and co-workers to describe their days, most of them describe it in a comprehensive, nonspecific fashion.
That’s why their results are not where they want them to be, not the only reason but one of the reasons.
Ultimate performers have a plan; they have a routine. Now, why is this important? There is a phenomenon in psychology called decision fatigue. You and I are every single days flooded with devastating distractions.
The masses are addicted to complexity; the masters are committed to simplicity.
The act of making a decision erodes your ability to make later decisions; Psychologists call it decision fatigue; This is why shopping for groceries can be so exhausting, and judges give harsher rulings later in the day.
Managing decision fatigue calls for the high-value, low-effort systemisation that entrepreneurs swear by.
What the masters understand is that there is a limited amount of willpower, this is science-based.
If you are using your willpower on low-level activities when it comes to the higher level activities, you are not going to have the willpower you need.
Now here is what else research tells us, you spend about 18%of your entire life; showering, shaving, fixing your hair, fixing your makeup, deciding what to eat and eat!
What’s the ROI (return on investment) on those particular activities, think about it! What’s the return investment you are getting on almost 20% of your entire life?
What you must do is routinise yourself.
It’s called the level of automaticity in psychology that means things happen, and you don’t even have to think about them.
You don’t want to spend your limited amount of willpower on deciding what to wear or eat and then make poor decisions when it comes to high leverage decisions.
Steve Job was always wearing a black turtleneck and jeans.
Mark Zuckerberg always wears in public a T-shirt, hoodie and jeans, when asked he said: “I really want to simplify my life so that
I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve the community.”
President Barak Obama “You’ll see I wear only grey or blue suits, I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing.
Because I have too many other decisions to make.” You need to focus your decision-making energy.
You need to routinise yourself. You can’t be going through the day distracted by trivia.”
it’s a pretty wise habit from a guy who’s in charge of making a lot of very critical and weighty decisions.
Even decisions that seem trivial and mundane, like what to eat for breakfast, can be exhausting over time; and will burn up your willpower. Please read that again.
Research suggests it takes 21 days to develop a new habit. A more recent study at the University of London suggests that it takes 66 days.
Which is more accurate? Who knows?
One thing is sure between 21 days and 66 days you will have to use willpower (which remember is limited), to lock in the new behaviour.
After that is when the real magic begins. For after that time, the new routine is locked in and becomes a habit.
How does this impact Ultimate Performance?
I don’t ever have even to think about doing these habituated things.
Therefore, you conserve your willpower for important decisions.
In addition to routine, adhering to a particular productivity method can be a fantastic way to manage willpower throughout the day.
Try this quiz to help you choose a plan that complements your working style.
Are you addicted to the complexity of the masses?
Or are you committed to the simplicity of mastery?
What’s your One Thing? What do you choose?
Just think of how much better it will feel when you hear yourself saying “that was a productive day.”
You deserve to accomplish what matters to you. Be bold, Be Epic and Go for it.
Think about it.
It’s your decision.