Good People Are Not Those Who Do All

"Busy", "no time", and "over time"... seem to be all too familiar to us and has become a new trend in our lives. We see in everywhere the so-called hurry-up and hustle and bustle of life, and therefore the consequences such as stress, and family no longer being a sweet home leading to separation... has become gradually widespread. Are there any ways to escape from this vicious circle?

Most of people heading to success will not find themselves unfamiliar with the 80/20 principle. This principle is approximately understood as everything in life which does not follow the theory of even distribution, but is divided into 2 categories: the important stuff (accounting for the smaller proportion - 20%) and the unimportant stuff (accounting for the larger proportion - 80%). The crux of the matter is that you have to identify what type of work is important so as to distribute effort and time to accordingly deal with it.

I personally think that this 80/20 principle seems to be right in every circumstance and when I apply it to my job, the effectiveness of work is greatly enhanced. You just try imagining that if every day you get more than 100 emails, with more than 10 kinds of work in your specialization area that need to be professionally solved, and more than 3 meetings requiring your participation, how do you think you would deal with the situation? Then, what should you do to finish everything within the 8 allocated hours? Will you grant authority to others to fulfil some of your work, focus only on getting the important work done, or do all by yourself?

From my own experience, I would like to share with you 4 steps to deal with this problem:

Step 1: Consider and evaluate the nature of work to be classified into one of the following categories: important and less time-consuming to do; important and more time-consuming to do; less important and less time-consuming to do; and less important and more time-consuming to do.

Step 2: Authorizing your colleagues and subordinates to deal with the unimportant work and work which they are responsible for. Before granting the authority to them, you should set up the requirements, rights and the amount of time for them to complete the work.

Step 3: Focus 80% of time on solving the important work and have it completed within the day. In order to avoid disorderly thinking, you should turn off all unnecessary devices for communications so as to concentrate completely on the work at hand.

Step 4: Use 20% of time to check the fulfilment of the previously authorized work in comparison with the requirements in order to evaluate the results.

The most important thing is the classification of work and being bravely willing to trust others so as to authorize them to do some of the work. Your use of colleagues and subordinates can also be the basis on which you assess their working capabilities and the level of your trust in them. If you are so overwhelmed with all the assigned work, you are more likely to fall into your own vicious circle and so abandon your family as well as other social relationships. There is a saying "People always have time for what they care about."

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