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吃掉那只青蛙: 时间管理21条秘诀

此前土木坛子曾推荐过关于时间管理的著作“Eat That Frog”,当时以英文原文形式将书中总结的21条经验和建议加以推荐,可能由于英文的原因,有些朋友没有耐心认真阅读。

最近一直想把这21条英文翻译成中文。用搜索引擎搜索一下,发现已经有人把这工作做了,鉴于不必要做重复工作的原则,现在把翻译得不错的版本转载在这里,供有需要的朋友分享。愿意研究全文的也可以去搜狐读书频道阅读《吃掉那只青蛙》的全文

方法论的东西固然很重要,但不能为了方法而方法。少量的经典经验,再加上行动,这才是一个产生效果的方法。

吃掉那只青蛙-时间管理之21条秘诀中文翻译版本:

1 准备就绪:确定自己究竟想要什么,清晰明确的目标,对事业和人生都至关重要;开始工作前,先将你的目标和理想全部写下来。

2 精心计划每一天,把所有的想法,付诸笔端,你的计划上花费的每一分种,都能为你在执行上节约5-10分钟。

3 随时应用80/20法则;20%的活动能力产生80%的结果,因此尽量将自己的精力集中在那20%最为重要的活动上。

4 三思而后行,那些对你的生活或工作影响最大的事情,是最重要,最应该全力以赴地投入你所有的精力。

5 使用ABCDE法,开始工作前先花一点时间根据任务清单按照轻重缓急对其进行安排,确保你先处理最重要,最有价值的事情。

6 专注于最重要的工作,想要圆满完成自己的工作,你必须具备哪些能力和技巧?找出问题的答案然后通过日复一日的努力来掌握这些能力和技巧。

7 效率是被逼出来的,你永远没有足够的时间去做所有的事情。但你总会有时间去做那些最重要的事情,认真思考,对自已最重要的事情是什么?

8 做好准备工作,记住这6个P组成的公式即: Proper Prior Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. (事前的适当准备能够避免不良的表现)

9 认真完成家庭作业,你在自己的领域内知识越渊博技能越娴熟工作速度就越快,完成质量就越高。

10 发挥你的特殊才能,确定自己最擅长或者可能擅长的事情,然后全身心地投入到这些工作中,力争精益求精。

11 找出你的弱项所在,影响你迅速达到最重要的目标的瓶颈或障碍是什么?找出正确答案无论它是内在的还是外在的,都要集中精力予以消除。

12 一次一个汽油桶:如果你下决心一步一个脚印前进,就能完成最艰巨最复杂的工作。

13 给自己施加压力,想像自己即将出门一个月,离开之前必须把所有重要的工作都处理完。

14 挖掘你最大潜能,了解自己每天脑力和体力最佳状态的时段,尽量在这段时间处理那些最重要的最紧要的任务,同时也要保证充分的休息,从而维持最好的状态。

15 行动起来:当好自己的拉拉队长,在任何情况下都提醒自己多看事情积极的一面,无论问题本身多么棘手,只要动脑筋就一定会有解决之道,始终保持乐观向上的人生态度,

16 创造性拖延,既然无法完成所有的工作,你就必须学会推迟处理那些意义不大的工作,以便腾出时间来处理少数最重要的工作。

17 先难后易,每天从最困难的事情开始做起,因为它们往往对生活和工作产生重大的影响,下决心坚持不懈,直至全部完成。

18 分步骤完成工作,将大而复杂的任务切割分解成小部分,然后从核心开始逐一处理。

19 创造大快时间,为自己制定一份日程表,然后集中精力用大块时间来处理最重要的事情。

20 培养紧迫感,养成迅速处理重要工作的习惯,使自己成为一个能迅速圆满完成工作的人。

21 每项工作都全力以赴:根据事情的轻重缓急来安排工作顺序,先处理那些最重要的事情,全心全意持之以恒,直到百分之百完成任务,这是工作高效,业绩突出的关健所在。

Eat That Frog -How to manage your time?

1. Set the table: Decide exactly what you want. Clarity is essential. Write out your goals and objectives before you begin;

2. Plan every day in advance: Think on paper. Every minute you spend in planning can save you five or ten minutes in execution;

3. Apply the 80/20 Rule to everything: Twenty percent of your activities will account for eighty percent of your results. Always concentrate your efforts on that top twenty percent;

4. Consider the consequences: Your most important tasks and priorities are those that can have the most serious consequences, positive or negative, on your life or work. Focus on these above all else;

5. Practice the ABCDE Method continually: Before you begin work on a list of tasks, take a few moments to organize them by value and priority so you can be sure of working on your most important activities;

6. Focus on key result areas: Identify and determine those results that you absolutely, positively have to get to do your job well, and work on them all day long;

7. The Law of Forced Efficiency: There is never enough time to do everything but there is always enough time to do the most important things. What are they?

8. Prepare thoroughly before you begin: Proper prior preparation prevents poor performance;

9. Do your homework: The more knowledgeable and skilled you become at your key tasks, the faster you start them and the sooner you get them done;

10. Leverage your special talents: Determine exactly what it is that you are very good at doing, or could be very good at, and throw your whole heart into doing those specific things very, very well:

11. Identify your key constraints: Determine the bottlenecks or choke-points, internally or externally, that set the speed at which you achieve your most important goals and focus on alleviating them;

12. Take it one oil barrel at a time: You can accomplish the biggest and most complicated job if you just complete it one step at a time;

13. Put the pressure on yourself: Imagine that you have to leave town for a month and work as if you had to get all your major tasks completed before you left;

14. Maximize your personal powers: Identify your periods of highest mental and physical energy each day and structure your most important and demanding tasks around these times. Get lots of rest so you can perform at your best;

15. Motivate yourself into action: Be your own cheerleader. Look for the good in every situation. Focus on the solution rather than the problem. Always be optimistic and constructive;

16. Practice creative procrastination: Since you cannot do everything, you must learn to deliberately put off those tasks that are of low value so that you have enough time to do the few things that really count;

17. Do the most difficult task first: Begin each day with your most difficult task, the one task that can make the greatest contribution to yourself and your work, and resolve to stay at it until it is complete;

18. Slice and dice the task: Break large, complex tasks down into bite sized pieces and then just do one small part of the task to get started;

19. Create large chunks of time: Organize your days around large blocks of time where you can concentrate for extended periods on your most important tasks;

20. Develop a sense of urgency: Make a habit of moving fast on your key tasks. Become known as a person who does things quickly and well;

21. Single handle every task: Set clear priorities, start immediately on your most important task and then work without stopping until the job is 100% complete. This is the real key to high performance and maximum personal productivity.