“When there are many things to do, but before you know it, nothing is completed…”
Do you ever feel this way at the end of the day?
When you feel like this, is there any good solution? Even if you try things like ‘making a to-do list’ or ‘prioritizing tasks,’ what can you do when you don’t see results?
Today, I will tell you about an effective method called the ‘Ivy Lee Method’for those who are in such a state. The Ivy Lee Method has a history of over 100 years and has been introduced in recent times in DAIIGO’s book ‘Controlling Yourself with Super Concentration,’ proving its effectiveness.
The detrimental effects of accumulating unfinished tasks
The feeling of ‘not completing anything’ for several days not only affects the efficiency of work or study, but also leads to losing confidence and blaming oneself. It can become the cause of a vicious cycle where efficiency declines, confidence is lost, and efficiency further decreases.
I believe that having many things to do means that you are ‘fulfilling various roles and helping others.’It is a shame for someone like you to lose confidence or blame yourself. I hope you can use the Ivy Lee Method to achieve growth and a sense of fulfillment every day.
Now, let’s talk about how to apply the Ivy Lee Method.
The effective Ivy Lee Method for improving productivity
The Ivy Lee Method is an efficiency technique proposed by Ivy Lee, a prominent consultant from the United States, over 100 years ago. Clients who adopted the Ivy Lee Method experienced a significant improvement in efficiency. The effectiveness of this method has been demonstrated for over 100 years.
The Ivy Lee Method is very simple:
The greatest feature of the Ivy Lee Method is that you ‘only focus on the most important task.’ There are two benefits to this method:
- Even if only one task is completed, it is the most important one.
- Even if nothing is completed, the day becomes one where you focused on the most important task.
By concentrating on one task at a time, your focus increases, making it easier to make progress in your work. Even if nothing is completed, the feeling of concentration gives you confidence.
Despite using to-do lists and such, when we have too many things to do, we tend to multitask. However, multiple research studies have proven that humans are not suited for multitasking. By trying to multitask, our efficiency continues to decline.
However, even though we know this, when we have many tasks, we tend to rush and try to do them simultaneously. The Ivy Lee Method helps suppress this tendency, increases concentration, and enhances productivity.
I have explained the Ivy Lee Method. It is a method that can be easily implemented, so if you are feeling overwhelmed and losing confidence due to the tasks you need to accomplish, I recommend trying it immediately.
What I consider important is for you to ‘find happiness in the little moments of everyday life.’
Among working adults, especially those with children, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the things they need to do. However, the daily routines and ordinary moments spent with family are precious times that can only be experienced in the ‘now.’
By utilizing the Ivy Lee Method, I hope you can deeply appreciate those moments and lead a healthy and happy daily life.