How to Use Parkinson’s Law to Increase Your Productivity

Back in school, I remember learning about Parkinson’s Law. It was taught in one of my classes. Parkinson’s Law states, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” I remember reading that with a yawn. At the time, it didn’t mean much to me, nor did I fully understand it. But as I got older, I realized that Parkinson’s Law is a really important concept.

Maybe you’ve learned about Parkinson’s Law too. Parkinson’s Law means that if you have, say, 10 hours to complete a task, then it’ll take you 10 hours to complete it. If you have 2 hours to complete the task, then you’ll take 2 hours to complete it.

You’ve probably seen evidence of it in your own life. Whenever you were faced with a tight deadline, you instantly worked harder and more productively. Failing to meet the deadline was not an option. Somehow, you miraculously got the work done and met the “impossible” deadline.

On the other hand, when you had all the time in the world to complete a task, it was easy to slack off. After all, the work didn’t need to be done so soon. So you probably worked much less productively.

When you have a tight time limit or deadline, it forces your brain to figure out a way to get it done on time.

When I was 16, my teacher gave the class a programming project: Make the game Monopoly. We were given 2 months to complete it. I completely underestimated how long it would take. 2 months seemed like a long time, so I took my time working on the project.

When the due date came near, there was still a lot of work left to do. It seemed almost impossible to get it done on time. The night before the due date, I frantically programmed and worked feverishly to get it done. I stayed up all night working at it and didn’t sleep, working until the morning. Somehow, I miraculously got it done and handed it in on time (and enjoyed my “A” on the project).

If I didn’t have such a tight deadline, it would have taken me much longer to complete the project. I wouldn’t have worked as productively.

But productivity is important for your business. The higher your productivity, the more you get done in less time. And the more results and income you generate for your business.

So how do you apply Parkinson’s Law to boost your productivity? Whenever you have a task, give yourself a time limit to complete it. Make the time limit short, but realistic at the same time. You must take the time limit seriously, just like client deadlines, otherwise it’s too easy to break the time limit and be unproductive. Do whatever it takes to get the task done within the time limit.

If the task is large and will take more than a day to complete, you can give yourself a deadline instead of a time limit. Make the deadline realistically short, just like for time limits. You could also try breaking the task down into smaller tasks and use time limits for the smaller tasks.

So if you want to increase your productivity, give Parkinson’s Law a try.

Understand Laws and Concepts

The laws and concepts of a century direct the civilization of that century. Laws and concepts are governing principles and ideologies capable of influencing the operative dynamics of a century, human advancement, societal evolution and revolution.

The laws and concepts of a century underlined determine and define the operative dynamics of that century, human and societal operations with respect to life’s demands in virtually every area. In the absence of hypothetical laws and concepts, humanity is compelled to operate as blind horses without governing principles and ideologies to order her operation.

Laws: I define laws as principles which underline or define the governing operative dynamics of a century, human and societal advancement and operation in relation to demand. Professor Mbuya Divine of the Nation Builders Institute defines laws as major pathways with resultant consequences.Ashu Solange; a student of the Nation Builders Institute defines laws as fundamental principles which govern life.

In a nut-shell, laws determine human and societal operations. There are four types of laws; human, natural, Divine and social laws.

Human laws: These are principles or stipulated standards made by men to order the behavior of individuals and to determine the operative dynamics of a setup, society, nation or the world. In a setup, human laws may take the form of rules and regulations. While in a society or nation, human laws may take the form of constitutions of government, legislation or judicial opinions.

Natural laws: These are forces operating in nature defining the operative dynamics of the universe in relation to the earth’s demands. Natural laws are equally known as universal laws, e.g. the law of gravity.

Divine laws: These are absolute principles which govern existence and determine life’s flow, rendering obligatory the consequences of ’cause and effect’.

Divine laws are constants and they remain unchangeable with time. Any attempt by men to ignore them, must result to terrible consequences. One of the differences between human laws and natural laws, from Divine laws is that, both human and natural laws can be altered with respect to time and progress in human civilization but Divine laws are unchangeable. They are constants and absolutes in every generation.

Social laws: These are principles which underline the governing operative dynamics of a century with respect to human progress and operation, societal evolutions and revolutions. Social laws determine the operative dynamics of a century, human operations, productivity, progress, and effect societal development in all domains. Principles are principal requirements for positive revolution. They are settings for life occurrences.

Concepts: These are bodies of information or ideologies capable of influencing the governing operative dynamics of a century, human progress, societal evolution and revolution.

Concepts form the base of human mentality, ideas and notions which shape the civilization of every generation.
Concepts are ideological in their characteristics. They define human operations in a century, human progress, societal evolution and revolution. There are both negative and positive concepts.

Negative concepts: These are humanistic ideologies and notions based on selfishness and inhumanity. Individuals and societies which propagate negative concepts are those characterized either by undemocratic, autocratic political systems or religious and sectarian extremism. Examples of some negative concepts are terrorism, communism, Nazism, anti-Semitism, ethnic cleansing, etc. Negative concepts have never contributed to advance the cause of human dignity and civilization. They have inspired inhumanity, violence and all forms of human degradation.

Positive concepts: These are quality and positively inspired information or ideologies capable of enhancing human character, value, operation, productivity and effecting societal evolution and revolution. Positive concepts are products of mental illumination and regeneration. Great civilizations owe their breakthroughs to positive concepts which were products of illuminated and regenerated minds.

For instance, the concept of the Pilgrim Fathers based on Divinity, human dignity, freedom and democracy is the foundation of the greatness of America. The combination of positive laws and concepts has resulted to the enhancement of human operations, productivity and progress in civilization in every generation.

Social laws and concepts are governing principles and ideologies which define the operative dynamics of a century, human progress, societal evolution and revolution.

This research work is centered on unveiling the social laws and concepts of the 21st century, in order to direct and coordinate this century, its human operations, societal evolution and revolution. The concept and dynamics of a century: A century is a period of 100 years within a millennium (1.000 years) and there are ten centuries in a millennium. Ten decades make up a century.

According to the millennium concept, every first century in a millennium is the leadership century of that millennium and every first decade of a century is the leadership decade of that century, when the laws and concepts which have to govern the operative dynamics of a century have to be expounded. By Dr Benard Etta.

According to the law of every day’s provision, every century has its operational dynamics in relativity to the unique challenges, responsibilities, opportunities, privileges and possibilities of a century. Laws and concepts determine, underline and define the operative dynamics of a century. The politico-socio-economic and scientific dimensions of a century are indebted to the quality in the laws and concepts of a century.

A century with positive and quality laws and concepts will inevitably result to positive revolutions in the politico-socio-economic and scientific operative dynamics and dimensions of that century, and vice versa. Laws and concepts influence the entire governing system of a century.

Human progress: Humanity is destined to progress with time in relation to her mental, physical, spiritual and social demands. Human progress is the progress in human development and civilization. Human progress is relative to human development and human development is the foundation for human civilization. All the breakthroughs of a generation, be it political, social, economic, scientific, technological etc, are related to human progress.

Human progress is not an accidental occurrence. It is the result of well applied principles and policies rooted in the social laws and concepts of a people. No people can progress beyond the quality of their social laws and concepts. Social laws and concepts are governing principles and ideologies which define the operative dynamics of a century, human progress, societal evolution and revolution.

Human progress is evident in the quality of human operation, productivity and impact in relation to life’s demands. Quality and positive knowledge, ideas, inventions, innovations, creations and discoveries are all products of human progress. Humanity can never fulfill her destiny in stagnation. Human progress is not an option but a necessity with respect to human productivity and fulfillment. In the absence of human progress, life becomes a burden and a whole system of frustrations.

For human progress to be evident in the 21st century, humanity must make discoveries of the social laws and concepts which have to govern her operations, productivity and impact. This is the purpose of this research work.

Societal revolution: Societies were to evolve with time in relation to human demands. No society can
accommodate its increasing human demands from a stagnant position. Social laws and concepts are the governing operative principles and ideologies through which societal evolution is possible. Societal evolution is the progressive development of societies in their structures and systems of operation in relation to human demand. Human demand is the trigger to societal evolution.

With every thing being equal, people grow with time. It is difficult for a society to accommodate her human demand in the present and future at the same level of development. Thus, societal evolution must be relative to human demand per time. When societies fail to evolve with time in relation to human demand, they attract revolts, civil wars or any form of disorder and instability.

Societies characterized by instability and all forms of disorder are societies which have failed to progress with time in relation to human demands. When societal evolution can no longer meet the increasing demands of human development, a society then needs a positive revolution to survive.

Societal revolution: This is a process which redefines, transforms and alters the structures and systems on which a society operates, in relation to the increasing demand of human development. Societal revolution is the only option for societal survival and progress when societal evolution fails to march the increasing human demand.
Revolution ushers in a new order as a positive solution to societal instability.

For societal revolution to take place there must be a discovery of new laws and concepts to inspire change in the dynamics of societal operations in relation to time and human demand. Societal revolution is a constant requirement for societal progress. It embodies new principles, policies and ideologies to shape, reorient and transform the entire governing structures and systems on which a society functions. Thereby enlarging the society to accommodate its new challenges.

In summary, social laws and concepts are the principles and ideologies which define the operative dynamics of a century, human progress, societal evolution and revolution. A change in social laws and concepts is a change in a century’s operative dynamics, human progress, societal evolution and revolution. Thus, humanity and societies are governed by the quality of their principles and ideologies.

To redirect the civilization of the 21st century towards a positive direction, there is need for humanity to expound on quality and positive social laws and concepts as instruments of change. This is the purpose of this visionary work.

Lemon Law Rights – Know Your Rights and Protection When Encountering a Lemon Car

Lemon law rights are framed to protect and guide you in case you happen to be the unlucky owner of a lemon.These rights are applicable not just for automobiles, but for a series of consumer products including puppies. These laws are defined by every state and are also present in the warranty card that you get along with your product. You may have more rights than what the dealer or manufacturer would explain it to you. Prior to 1990, when the lemon laws were not established, you would have to consider yourself unlucky if you happened to buy a defective product. But now lemon laws are completely framed and established in every state, and now no unscrupulous manufacturer or dealer can rob you of your money and time. You can use your lemon law rights to sue them and to claim proper compensation for your product.

To start with, you need to identify whether you have bought a lemon. Lemon law rights apply not only to new cars, but also to old cars and items bought in lease under the warranty period. Different states have different definitions of a lemon, but the main objective in all the states for your product to be accepted as a lemon would be: You have bought a new vehicle and within the warranty period the vehicle has undergone multiple repairs. Even if the manufacturer is not able to cure the problem before the warranty period and is not ready to provide you with a replacement or compensation you have the lemon law rights to protect you. A product is also accepted to be a lemon if it does not perform as it had claimed before you had purchased the product.

The best way to protect you from such lemon products is to have the vehicle properly checked by an expert before purchasing it. Preventing such problems is the best cure, but if you happen to buy a lemon product, most lemon laws ask you to contact the manufacturer and solve the problem with him. If the manufacturer is not able to repair the product or if he is not interested to accept your claim, then you can have your lemon law rights work for you. You can take the case to the court by yourself or you can have an expert attorney represent you. There are many firms providing advocates handling such cases. Many state laws also require the manufacturer to take up the expenses of the attorneys, so it is an economical solution.

Try to know more about your lemon law rights. The more you know, the more safe and confident you would be.