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突破瓶颈的5种技巧

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我写的有关高效和个人发展的文章越多,我越了解自己。这是我写这个博客的目的之一,我对其发展很满意。我最近的问题与突破瓶颈有关。
The more I write about productivity and personal development the more I learn about myself. Considering that was a stated goal of this blog from day one, I’m pretty happy with the development. My latest realization has to do with productivity bottlenecks.
按我的理解,瓶颈是任何限制你有效工作的东西。它可能是你工作不顺时,毁掉整个项目的一个很小部分。时间管理可以很复杂,如果你的时间管理很精确,可能它会是你工作中的主要瓶颈。瓶颈阻止你的进步,即使你的剩余部分做的很好。
A productivity bottleneck, by my definition (which is what matters, obviously) is anything that restricts your ability to do work efficiently. It could be one tiny part in your process that ruins everything when it isn’t operating smoothly. Time management systems can be surprisingly complex and if yours is breaking down at a specific point, it’s probably a major bottleneck in your productivity. Bottlenecks are what prevent progress, even if the rest of your system is working splendidly.
我的主要瓶颈是我的待办事项清单。当我的待办事项清单出问题时,我就不行了。不幸的是,我的待办事项清单可能会在各个方面都出现问题。它可能不完美,这使我感到焦虑。它可能结构混乱,这使我感到困惑。它可能表述含糊,这是我感到愤怒。我还可以举出更多的例子。
My number one bottleneck is definitely my to-do list. When my to-do list sucks, I suck. Unfortunately, my to-do list has many different ways in which it can suck. It can be incomplete, thus making me anxious. It can be poorly worded, thus making me confused. It can be ambiguous, which makes me angry. The list goes on.
在过去,我会不顾待办事项清单的问题,坚持把它完成。它让我感到窒息、沮丧,但我还是不会考虑去修改它,直到完成它。幸运的是,我成长了,我不在这么做了。
In the past, I’m pretty sure I kept working off the same to-do list until I finished it, regardless of its health. My to-do list could be gasping for air and whimpering feebly but I was going to finish that little SOB before I even thought about re-writing it. Luckily, I appear to be growing up.
如果出现效率低下的迹象,我会首先认真地检查待办事项清单。检查完后,我通常会做下面的一件或所有的事:
At the first signs of my productivity slacking, I take a good hard look at my to-do list. After giving it the evil eye, I usually do one or all of the following:
1 彻底地甩掉精神包袱:如果我对待办事项清单产生焦虑感,完不成它的几率很大。坐下来,面对它感到心里反胃和真实的反胃差不了多少。反胃完后,你会感觉好些,虽然你先前不认为这会使你感觉好。
1. A complete mental RAM dump: If I’m feeling anxiety about my to-do list, chances are it’s not complete. Sitting down and mentally vomiting all over a piece of paper can be much like real vomiting: you might be a little surprised at what comes out but you’ll undoubtedly feel better.
2.改写含糊不清的条目(必须有确定的行动!):如果我不能一看某个条目,就知道怎么去完成它,我就会有麻烦。有时,我写下含糊不清的条目,这是自视甚高。
2. Re-write any ambiguous entries (must have clear action!): If I can’t look at an item on my to-do list and know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, I’m in trouble. Sometimes really ambiguous entries make it on the list because I trust my future self way too much.
3.把大条目分为小条目去做:让我们面对它,无论你怎么分解它。“确定你的进度”(以前,存在我的待办事项清单里)不算是条目。你的这个条目越多,大脑会忽略它。当你做这个条目时,大脑会空白一片,你的效率会一落千丈。要量力而行,只在你的待办事项清单里写入力所能及的条目。把看似很难完成的任务分为一步一步地做,完成一步再做另一步。
3. Break big to-do’s into smaller to-do’s: Let’s face it, no matter which way you slice it, “figure out where I stand on religion” (this was actually on my latest to-do list) is not a to-do. Your brain knows when you are asking way too much of it. When you do that, it will shut down and your productivity will plummet. Be honest with yourself, it should only be on your to-do list if it is something you can actually DO. Break that monster project up into some smaller steps and attack them one at a time.
4.把不需要再做的条目删除:完成你的待办事项清单的最简单办法是删除它。即使最有效率的人也承认这一点。这要是合理的,删除它也没有什么错。如果不完成某条目不会产生真实的后果,它就不是你认为的需要做的东西,所以你最好删除它。
4. Get rid of things I don’t need to do anymore: The easiest way to fly through your to-do list is to delete things. Even the most productive of people can’t beat that. There is nothing wrong with doing that either, as long as it is legitimate. If deleting something won’t have any real ramifications and it isn’t something you really think you need to do, by all means get that little attention hog out of there.
5. 让别人替你做某些条目(广为所知地称为授权):如果你不能删除某个条目,它至少有点重要性。但是,这并不意味着你必须亲自完成它。看下能不能让你的下属(朋友、兄弟等)替你去做。如果你不喜欢做这件事,它就很难完成,与其让它消耗你的时间,还不如去做其他有用的事。找到你信赖的人,给他们完成工作所需要的东西,然后等着他们帮你完成。
5. Make somebody else do something (more commonly known as delegating): If you can’t delete something it must be moderately important. That doesn’t mean you have to do it though, right? See if you can get one of your underlings (or friends or little brother or whatever) to do it instead. If it’s not something to love and it has to get done anyway it’s just eating up the time you could be using on something amazing. Find someone you trust, give them the tools they need to accomplish it, and get the hell out of their way.
当我的待办事项清单清清楚楚,每一条目都有具体的行动,我的效率很高。待办事项清单意味着在什么时间做什么事。如果该工作了,就把精力集中到工作上。不再有瓶颈,不再沮丧,效率不再低下。
When I have a beefy to-do list in front of me with well-written and actionable items my productivity flies through the roof. A to-do list means all the decision making behind what to do is done ahead of time. When it’s time to work it’s time to focus on the doing. No more bottleneck, no more frustration and no more productivity lapses.
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2010-04-22 18:52 编辑:kuaileyingyu
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