If you want to be efficient, you must work towards your goal – always.
Even if you are chatting with a colleague about last weekend’s BBQ, you should have a goal.
Perhaps your goal is to have a short break before you get back to work. But you must be consciously aware of this intermediate goal and make sure that it is leading you towards your Goal. Of course, you may need to stop and think what your main Goal is.
One of my teachers, when he was doing his advanced degree, had the tagline “PhD in 3 years!” inscribed literally everywhere around him. He even had it as his screensaver text popping up on the monitor after a few minutes of inactivity. It helped.
This poster will help you make your day – your week – your life – more efficient.