Love and Efficiency

Feb 14, 2012

LoveatWorkYou know that feeling when you are in a new relationship and everything is shiny, beautiful and perfect? You just want to be with that person all the time. You can’t concentrate on anything else. You try new things because it interests them. You don’t spend as much time with your friends anymore.
Why? Simple, it feels good.
What happens when you have to go somewhere that you don’t really want to be? If you’re like most husbands at a musical or play, falling asleep is usually the first option.
This theory is prevalent in many areas of our lives. If you don’t like paying bills or cleaning the garage; falling asleep might be an option, but a temporary one. Whatever your motivation is for working on a project or completing even a small task, how much you love or enjoy it will always determine how efficient you are at it. Now this could work in either direction depending on the person, sometimes not loving to do something creates the band aid effect of getting it over with quickly.
One of the simplest ways to increase your efficiency and productivity is to do what you love, what you have a passion for, what energizes you. When we procrastinate our efforts and energy are focused on NOT doing something, which essentially puts us in a negative place to begin with.
There is a great quote about putting off an easy task makes it hard and putting off a hard task makes it impossible. There is also a quote about one persons trash is another ones treasure. Apply these to your world. What you may not love to do, someone else does. Why create impossible situations of dread for something someone else relishes in doing?
So as we celebrate this Valentine’s Day, think LOVE when you’re going through your TO DO list and delegate the tasks you don’t