Productivity. A word most people commonly associate with the word “procrastination”. Do you agree?
Depending on how you take it, productivity is actually synonymous to the words “more time.” When we are productive, we save time. If we save time, we have an opportunity to do the things we love and go to the places we want to go.
But how can we be productive? Here are 5 productivity books where we’ll learn effective ways to brush up our productivity skills.
1. Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
“If you have to eat two frogs, eat the ugliest one first.”This is another way of saying that if you have two important tasks before you, start with the biggest, hardest, and most important task first.” – Brian Tracy
This book written by Brian Tracy is a classic. “Eat that frog” is a saying and a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day head on. Brian gave 21 ways to help you zero in on critical tasks. Get more done faster and get the right things done.
2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“The way you spend your time is a result of the way you see your time and the way you really see your priorities.” ― Stephen R. Covey
Another classic. Written by Stephen Covey. This best seller is not just about productivity. It encompasses all areas of life as Stephen touches on the importance of integrity, service and dignityto achieve success in life.
3. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
“Things rarely get stuck because of lack of time. They get stuck because the doing of them has not been defined.” ― David Allen
David Allen shares methods for stress-free performance in this book. With a simple premise in mind: “our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax”, he shares insights on how to be effectively productive.
4. Zen To Done: The Ultimate Simple Productivity System
“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.”― Leo Babauta
Zen To Done by Leo Babauta combines the best ideas from productivity books Getting Things Done, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and others. Everything in this book is simplified to help you get more productive and less stressed.
5. Time Warrior: How to defeat procrastination, people-pleasing, self-doubt, over-commitment, broken promises and chaos
“We human beings love trying to solve things. As long as they’re not our things.” ― Steve Chandler
Steve Chandler will take you on a 101-chapter journey intended to help you learn to create for yourself a more powerful cognitive style that will make time tracking and multi-tasking a thing of the past.
What is your favorite productivity book?