There’s nothing like a good footrace to motivate a person. And even if you’re not motivated by beating others, you may just be motivated to race yourself to
world domination success. If so, there’s nothing like a timer to help you do it.
With bezillions (yes, that’s a real number*) of people, businesses and tasks clambering for our time, it’s no wonder timers are hot right now.
- In a recent interview with entrepreneur Siimon Reynolds, I discovered he’s a fan of timers to get stuff done:
“It’s like a hobby of mine to try to be more efficient,” he told me.
- Online whiz and all round inspiring guy, blogger Chris Brogan uses one. In fact, this one. I know, a ladybird? Cute.
- I like to use a timer attached to my phone, because (and this is sad but true), my phone is mostly with me. I either set the timer in my iPhone’s clock, or get a little fancier and task blast using an app like 30/30.
What do I use a timer for? Setting myself a time limit on how long it takes me to draft a story, clear my inbox, tweak around on Twitter. Oh yes, and writing blog posts. (Not the reason this post is short! Just because, point made, yes?)
That point is: If you’re regularly losing the battle against the clock, try out a timer. If it helps, let me know. If it doesn’t? Let me know.
*That’s not true.
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