How would you like to get more work done in less time?
It seems like we always have so much to do, but so little time. In this article you will learn about Parkinson’s Law which will help you accomplish more in less time.
How this law helps you achieve financial freedom
We have a lot to do. We are working and hustling to get the next gig, pump out the next article, or write the next book.
As a result we never seem to have time.
Our work suffers, output drops, and we become burned out on the fringe of quitting.
We become stressed because we have allowed these tasks to take over your life. We resort to checking Facebook more frequently and binge watching Netflix.
This is where Parkinson’s Law will help you out. Once you understand this law you can use it to your advantage to do the work of two people in half the time.
What is Parkinson’s Law?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Parkinson’s Law is a law that states “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
This Law was first mentioned by Cyril Northcote Parkinson in a humorous essay published in The Economist in 1955.
Parkinson developed this law over the course of his career working in the British Civil Service.
Parkinson theorized that people have a tendency to create more work for themselves because they have given themselves so much time to complete the task.
As a result they set long deadlines and work much less efficiently.
For example, let’s say you give someone ten hours to complete a task that would normally only take two. The chance of that person completing that task in exactly ten hours, no more, no less, are very high.
Even though the task only typically takes two hours, that person will find a way to make the task last the full ten hours you allotted it.