One factor which all successful people have in common is effective time-management. You may prefer to call it structure, setting yourself
to the task, or a game-plan. Whichever word or term works for you is fine. As long as you take it seriously, and put it into practice, you are
creating one of the basic principles of productivity.
It might be a good idea to think about this, and why this factor is so essential to success. Perhaps you can begin by thinking of the opposite– ways which do not work. Even if you have one very small task to complete, if you do not manage your time appropriately it may get done too late, or not at all. You may be working on a deadline, or have a task which does not have a specific time to be completed. If you do not have a game-plan for getting it done, the results will not be satisfying.
While procrastination and wasting time impede productivity, lack of effective time-management can be as destructive. Increasing your productivity and getting things done means having a good game-plan. First, you need to know exactly what must be done. Second, even if you do not have a specific deadline, you must also decide when it must be done. The third step is putting yourself to the task of doing it.