My Single Most Important Productivity Hack

My biggest productivity tip is very simple. It isn’t a fancy application for your computer. It isn’t a complicated process. It is very basic and very easy. Anybody can do it!

Here it is:

Every night, as the very last thing you do before you lie down to sleep, take out a blank piece of paper (I prefer lined 3×5-inch index cards).

Write down the 3 most important things you want to accomplish the next day. These are the 3 things that–if accomplished–will make the day a success.

Why the night before? Your subconscious mind never sleeps, so as you slumber, it goes to work on those tasks. By the time you wake up, all you’ll really need to do is physically carry out those tasks. The brain work is done.

This has worked for me for years and will continue to do so until the day I die.

That’s a short but sweet tip. It is definitely my most effective productivity habit!