What’s Your Completion Rate

How To Improve Your Completion Rate

Are You Committing This Completion Rate Sin?

We all know that we have busy lives and they just seem to keep getting busier.  It is hard to see how that is going to change, and at this point it almost appears as though science and technology have worked against us rather than for us. We now have all the doodads in the world and are busy accumulating more, but we have less and less free time.

completion rateWhy is that?

Along with the sense that we have less free time is the certain feeling that we are getting less and less done. Tasks and chores that are set aside today seem to have no hope of getting done tomorrow, and the someday list (and corresponding piles of whatever) keeps growing longer. There isn’t enough time to do what’s right in front of you, let alone catch up with any backed up stuff.

I have really struggled with this and have tried a number of things to improve my completion rate on outstanding chores and tasks with limited success. I decided it was time to get some help, so I began to ask a few people that I felt were really efficient and who have a much higher completion rate. They gave me some tips that I want to pass along to you.

Tips On Improving Your Completion Rate

TIP

Do What You Are Doing

finishedSeems dreadfully simple doesn’t it?

In reality, it can be very hard.

There are always a myriad of interruptions and distractions that show up the minute you begin to focus on just one task or project.

But the key here is, you have got to bear down and with laser focus and precision, stay on task until it is completed.

One mentor told me that if he allows distractions to get in his way, his completion rate falls to less than half almost immediately. He told me the biggest impediment to having a good completion rate was the interference of other things, well intentioned or not. He suggested that unless the building was on fire, or his life was in danger, he stuck with the task at hand before moving on to the next one.

What Do You Do If The Project Is Big?

Clearly, if you are going to take on a project that might take weeks or even months to finish, it isn’t practicable to ignore everything else that might be going on in your life.

 

TIP

Break the project or task down into smaller bite sized pieces.

If your project was to renovate a bedroom, you could break it down into getting it cleaned out, taking out old flooring, patching drywall, priming, painting, laying floor, installing trims and finishing touches. Each part of the project becomes a focal task that increases your completion rate as it is crossed off the list.

The important thing to keep in mind is that success brings more success. If you make the tasks small and simple, you will get in the habit of focusing and completing that you can then transfer to larger and more complex tasks.

 

Try it and let me know how it works for you.

It has been a godsend for me and allowed me to go from a somewhat unreliable person to one that gets jobs finished. I just get er’ done!

 

Till Next Time

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