**Getting the right things done**Who hasn ’ t struggled with trying to accomplish a crazy amount of to-do ’ s into one day?
It ’ s a comprehensive approach to managing a year, a ay, and a moment so that our lives move forward in a way that keeps us focused on, and doing, the hings we decide are most important.
And it will offer you some simple tools and skills to follow through on those decisions so you spend your time doing the thing that matter while avoiding the things that don ’ .
And neither should reading a ook about managing your life ... 18 Minutes will home in on who you are and how you can best use your talents to achieve the things that will make you happy, productive, and successful.
And if you are a little—or even a lot—out of focus, don ’ t worry:18 Minutes will bring you back in. ” ( pp.
( p 37) Part Two: What Is This Year About? —Find Your Focus• Start experimenting from who you are and choose your next move—your focus for the year—at the intersection of the four elements.
ather than avoid them, embrace your weaknesses and spend your time this year where they ’ re an asset instead of a liability.
67) • To home in on your passion, think about what you love doing—what ’ s important enough to you that you ’ re illing to persist over the ear, even when it feels like you ’ re not succeeding at it.
75) • Focus your year on the hings that matter to you.
80) • Staying connected to your guideposts will help you avoid tunnel vision and keep you moving in the right direction.
99) • Focus your year on the five areas that will make the most difference in your life.
( p.114) • Reduce your overwhelm by putting your tasks into an organized list, focused on what you want to achieve for the ear.
120) • To get the right things done, choosing what to ignore is as mportant as choosing where to focus.
133) • The right ind of interruption can help you master your time and yourself.
If you need help getting yourself going, don ’ t choose one or the other.
198) • A few moments of transition time can help make your next task shorter, faster, and more productive for you and others.
241) Conclusion: Now What? —You Don ’ t Have Ten Gold Behaviors: Choosing Your One Thing• Choose the one hing that you think—given your particular situation—will make the biggest difference in your life.
( p.251) Peter expresses his hopes for this ook: “ I wrote this book so [ you ] could look back at the beginnin of each moment, each day, each year—and when the times comes, life itself—and be able to say: ‘ I used my time well. ’ ” ( p.xxi) I feel like he is right on track with his mission.
And, given the recent changes I am already seeing in my own approach to getting ( the right) things done, I can clearly say that “ I used my time well ” in reading this nove! What a difference 18 Minutes can make!