I have my ups and my downs as everyone. Experimenting with techniques for getting stuff done, organising life etc. is my second nature and I love documenting my attribution in different conditions and phases of my life.
I set some goals and try to complete tasks by breaking them down. It can be an afternoon or a full day at work without doing nothing and I keep wondering why. Sometimes I feel tired because I've slept less than 6 hours trying to get more stuff done. But other times I feel full of energy and procrastinate.
Recently we had an incredible and demanding project at work of which I had no experience and the whole company was depending on my work. Actually it was an office relocation and I had to take care of everything (70 users, tenths of phone lines, workstations, servers etc.) in two days (weekend). Firstly, I was confused and disappointed. But next, I felt a strong sense of urgency that "this project HAS and MUST be done with the greatest success percentage that it could by Monday" which made me work like I've never done before.
I completed over one hundred of my tasks in two days. On Monday, everything was working at 99% and everyone felt happy. I was confused. If I am able to complete such a difficult project with 99% success, why can't I complete simple and easy tasks in days ?
How do I build this sense of urgency for myself ?