Found this today in one success book. Might be useful to you.
1. Set The Scene
Decide exactly what you want. Clarity is essential. Write down your goals and objectives before you take action.
2. Plan Every Day In Advance
Think on paper. Every minute you spend planning can save you five or ten minutes in execution.
3. Apply The 80/20 Rule To Everything
Twenty percent of your activities 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 service. Focus on these above all.
5. Practice The Prioritization Continually
Before you begin to work on a list of tasks, take a few minutes to organize them by value and priority to ensure you are working on your most important activities.
6. Focus On Key Results
Identify and determine those results that you absolutely, positively have to achieve in order to do your service well, and work on them all day long.
7. Apply 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’ll start them and the sooner you’ll get them done.
10. Leverage Your Special Talents
Determine exactly what you are very good at, or could be very good at, and throw your whole heart into doing those specific things 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 Step At A Time
You can accomplish the biggest and most complicated task if you just complete it one step at a time.
13. Put the Pressure On Yourself
Imagine that tomorrow you have to leave town for a month and work as if you had to get all your major tasks completed before you leave.
14. Maximize Your Personal Strengths
Identify your periods of highest mental and physical energy each day and structure your most important and demanding tasks around these times. Get sufficient rest so you can perform service 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 can’t do everything, you must learn to deliberately put off those tasks that are of lower value so that you have enough time to do the few things that matter most.
17. Do The Most Difficult Task First
Begin each day with your most difficult task, the one that can make the greatest contribution to your service, and resolve to work on 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 it is 100% complete. This is the real key to high performance and maximum personal productivity.
Make a decision to practice these principles every day until they become your second nature to you. With these habits of personal leadership as a permanent part of your personality, you will be increasingly successful.