Similar to the cheetah, efficiency is all about finishing the job in the shortest possible time with a minimum of wasted energy and resources.
If you are efficient, you will notice the following habits and qualities in yourself:
You search for the most efficient way to achieve a goal without wasting energy by adapting to varying situations, responding to them and recognizing the factors that affect efficiency.
You try to avoid excess consumption of resources by recognizing the personal limits that waste them.
You schedule your day, prioritize every task, and keep those priorities by refining to-do lists frequently and adopting a policy of strict time management. You chunk or break your larger projects down into small, easier-to-manage steps.
You are an effective time manager with the ability to evaluate and deal with those things that affect achieving the goal, such as self-generated interruptions.
You maintain an orderly start up/shut down routine at the beginning and end of each day to help you remain focused and utilize peak times more efficiently.