| Productivity is Overrated |
From my experience, the most common trait you will consistently observe in accomplished people is an obsession with completion. Once a project falls into their horizon, they crave, almost compulsively, to finish it. If they're organized, this might happen in scheduled chunks. If they're not -- like many -- this might happen in all-nighters. But they get it done. Fast and consistently.
The Art of the Finish: How to Go From Busy to Accomplished « Scott H Young
A great example is making a to-do list and feeling like you're doing something when truth be told, you're just procrastinating, getting organized but not necessary finishing a task. More paper shuffling..