Is productivity overrated? Is learning Spanish really about getting more done in less time?
In this episode of the Real Fast Spanish Tips podcast, I will share one of the best productivity tips that I have ever learnt. The best part is it is not about doing more in less time. It is not about maximising efficiency. In fact, it is almost the exact opposite.
Too often we are focused on the dreaded “to-do” list. We come up with new ways to organise the to-do list. We look for apps and computer software to automate our schedule. But sometimes it isn’t about maximum efficiency.
Sometimes the best way to approach the concept of productivity and doing more is by doing less.
The best tip that I ever received is to take a look at your schedule and start to work out what can be eliminated. It almost goes against human nature to remove things. We are so used to adding things all the time. New clothes, new software, new technology, new gadgets, new furniture etc. But when we get these new things we sometimes forget that we need to eliminate the old things first to make way for the new things.
The same goes for you daily, weekly or monthly schedule. If you want to find time to learn Spanish, one of the best ways is to start by working out what you can remove.
In today’s episode of the podcast I look of the strategy of the “not to do” list and how you can apply it in your routine. I will also tie the modern idea of the “not to do” list with an old zen proverb.
The quote from this episode:
“Knowledge is learning something every day. Wisdom is letting something go every day.” – Zen Proverb
How else can you subtract in order to add?