“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” — Paul J. Meyer
Are you feeling overwhelmed and anxious?
Do you feel like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done?
Trust me when I say busy will steal your life!
This week in Unstoppable Mindset! I share how you can move from busy to productive. Get ready to master yourself in time. Learn the secret to respecting your time and how you can begin to work smarter rather than harder.
Too many of us get caught in the trap of thinking that working harder and putting in longer hours will allow us to get more done and achieve success. I can tell you from personal experience that overworking yourself is not a healthy way to live. I’ve lived that lifestyle and ran myself into the ground, trying to do it all and have it all.
We all have a lot to accomplish, and there are only so many hours in a day. Trying to juggle it all can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be! Learning to move from busy to productive can be the difference and a game-changer.
Write Outcomes, Not To-Dos!
Have you ever experienced crossing everything off your to-do lists, yet you still didn’t achieve what you wanted? I get it! Life can feel like an endless series of monotonous tasks.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, productivity is yielding results, benefits, or profits. Getting better results– or being more productive– is something that people strive to accomplish in some area of their life. Productivity creates movement from point A to point B with ease. Becoming more productive is about doing the work that matters, so your output increases. For example, when you complete three outcomes that drive a project forward, you produce far better long-term results than finishing a myriad of tasks that have no impact on your essential projects or goal.
My productivity increased when I stopped writing a lengthy To-Do list and focused on three daily outcomes. I distinguished between outcomes and To-Dos using the following criteria:
- I defined an outcome as any action that moved me toward a target that increased my knowledge and skills, improved my business or quality of life, attracted more clients and increased the profitability of my business.
- The action needed to feed my passion, and because of the required skill or expertise, it had to be accomplished by me.
- A To-Do is a task that needs doing, yet I did not have to be the one to accomplish the task.
Outcomes focus on the end goal or target. Without focusing on the end goal, our daily actions lose meaning and context. The result is we become off track and become unproductive. The key to better productivity is to focus on the outcome you want and perform the task that will move you toward your desired outcome.
“Don’t mistake movement for achievement.” – Jim Rohn.
The reality is it’s easy to get distracted doing activities that keep you busy. The question is: Busy doing what?” To remain productive, you must be intentional. Productive people tend to rise early, taking time to exercise, read, and meditate. They plan, never multi-task and move into every day with laser focus. These leaders are consistent. They are willing to delegate and have learned to leverage their resources to accomplish more with less effort. Productivity allows them to move through each day with ease and noticeable flow.
Move from busy to productive and experience the gift of creating abundance with ease.
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