You have too much time to work

Whatever time you give yourself to work, you will use. Nights, weekends, vacations — if you think you need it, you’ll work right through your time off.

Hours don’t equal value creation

“Work harder” is the mantra of both the growing and collapsing business. Work harder is the mantra of every entrepreneur, every business owner, every a-player employee, and every person just struggling to keep up our perverted ride about working longer, faster and harder than everyone else in our industry has take over.

The All-Nighter Idiot

The only reason you pulled an all-nighter is because you are an idiot. Don’t be that idiot, get your work back on track. Work smarter not harder. Full Article

Performance declines as you pile on the hours

If you work between 30 and 50 hours per week, adding more hours on the job lifts your performance. But once you’re working between 50 and 65 hours per week, the benefit of adding additional hours drops off. And if you’re working 65 hours or more, overall performance declines as you pile on the hours.

Touch all your stuff

Does the thought of handling every item in your home sound daunting? I hate to say it, but if it does, that’s an indication in itself that you own too much. this is why people love to change task managers, they can just throw out all the crap they were never going to do anyway

The amount of work you can do is constant

Rather than scrambling to meet an impossible deadline, work to your normal pace. The amount of work you can do is constant — the only real question is which work to do.

Too many projects overwhelm people

Too many projects overload people with too many thoughts, details, and activities, which ultimately leads to decreased performance levels, like an instance where an individual is working on a spreadsheet, becomes interrupted, loses his or her train of thought, and makes a small error in calculation that could snowball into disastrous results later

There will always be more than you can do

No matter how many personal productivity techniques you master, there will always be more to do than you can ever accomplish in the time you have available to you, no matter how much time it is. From Eat that Frog by Brian Tracy