Productivity is not a by-product of lots of activity.
It’s really easy to look busy, to bustle about from one activity to the next, but it is important to recognise that being busy does not always equate with being productive.
This is exactly why is it so very important to be consciously aware of what you are investing your time in.
A great example of this is time spent on social media – it’s got to be one of the biggest time wasters around.
Yes, social media is crucial when you’re in business. If you are bootstrapping it is even more important to harness what is available at no cost.
BUT…we each need to be consciously aware of avoiding the rabbit holes that social media temptingly offers as we scroll through newsfeeds.
Sponsored ads, powerful tempting images with great headlines are popping up in our feeds.
The advertisers are tempting us to click away from whatever it is that we are doing.
It’s a real trap that is so easy to fall into – and I’ll confess it has got me several times!
Focus on Productivity
When you’re looking at the productive habits of highly effective people, it all comes down to…
Staying focussed and being disciplined.
Productivity comes from knowing where you are going. And taking those measurable, achievable and progressive steps.
Steps that are moving you along the path to successfully achieving your goal.
No matter what that goal is – large or small – the formula you follow for productivity is exactly the same.
The teachings of the late and great Jim Rohn suggest asking yourself:
Who am I around?
What are they doing to me?
What have they got me reading?
What have they got me saying?
Where do they have me going?
What do they have me thinking?
And most importantly, what do they have me becoming?
When you stop to ask yourself those questions there is a shift in perspective.
Have you taken the time to ask yourself these questions? If not, take a moment now and run through them.
Love you to let me know in the comments how you ensure you’re at your productive best.
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