Productivity prioritization is essential to your everyday success. An unproductive person rarely gets things done. Even the most productive person in the world will experience times when they just can’t complete their work. That is to be expected since no one can work 24/7.
So is it even possible to be productive at every day, at every minute, every time?
We wish it was so but that is physically impossible. We are not robots who only require power to run. We are human beings and we need to eat, sleep, and have fun. We only have a limited amount of resources that we can use each day. We have a limited amount of energy and when it’s depleted we need to go sleep. Even our minds have limits as well.
Once we are stressed and mentally burdened, then we need to rest our minds or else we’ll go insane! And most importantly, we have very limited time on our hands. That’s why we have to make the most out of it.
Even though it is impossible to reach a 100% productivity rate all the time, it is still possible to create an ideal setting where we can be productive most of the time.
So how do we do this?
We think outside the box and we find solutions that we would have never known if we focused solely on the problem. If we want to be productive most of the time, then we make our lives as productive as possible by living in a way that moves us closer and closer to our goals.
What we do defines us, and if you’re doing things that will increase your productivity, then you’re going to be a productive person.
How can we be productive during our free time?
We’ll start with the simple things first. What we do defines us and this includes what we do in our free time. What books we read determines how we think, what sort of movies and series we watch determines how we see the world, our hobbies determine our talents and skillsets, and so on and so on.
Whatever minute thing that we do determines who we are or who we will become in the future.
So if you want to become a good leader, then you should read books about leadership. You should listen to podcasts on how to handle people, you should read autobiographies of great men, etc.
If you want to get along with people more, then watch YouTube videos that make you more charismatic or you could go to bars and social events and talk with people there.
Your life isn’t just defined by your line of work, most of the time it is defined by what you do. This includes the little things that you do as well.
This way you are being productive towards your goals all the time. This is the best way to be productive. By incorporating the little things that you go into your plans and goals you are ensuring that you will reach them in the near future.
If you keep doing this and strive towards your goals and mission, then you will find yourself getting closer and closer towards your purpose. Choose what you do in your free time carefully. Read selectively, watch carefully, and live wisely.
How can we be productive during our jobs?
When we think of productivity, one of the first things that we associate it with would be that of our jobs. Our professions are usually the first things that we should be productive on. It is our source of income, and it determines whether we can live luxuriously or live just enough to get by.
That is why this should be our number one priority. If you haven’t planned out a definite career plan or have not determined a goal for your job, then you should probably get one.
After setting a goal for your job, it is time to do well in it. If you have a decent skill set at your job, then you should focus on learning more or sharpening that said skillset. If you work in sales, then practice your pitch, learn to be charismatic and be proactive in meeting and dealing with customers.
However, one’s job need not necessarily be our primary concern in life. In most cases, our life goals coincide with our jobs. A doctor may practice medicine to cure people and the doctor’s life goal is to build a hospital that can take care of people who can’t afford it.
How to be productive in achieving our life goals?
Life is short. We can’t be living it without having a higher purpose to guide us. This purpose can be our beliefs and our goals. If you’re reading this, then you’re probably ambitious and have lifelong goals that you want to achieve.
You may want to be the next Elon Musk, maybe you want to get rich, maybe you want to become a movie star, an actor, or maybe even the next president. It doesn’t matter.
What matters is that you are taking action and moving towards your goals. So if you plan to be president, but you’re only working in a retail shop, then you have a lot of planning to do. You won’t make it into politics with your current job and status.
This points us to the most important method of achieving our life goals. That method being…
Aligning your status with your goals
This is the planning part of being productive. You have to align your current status with your goals and if not then you should change your current status.
A good example of this would the previous example of the person working in retail wanting to become president. Let’s call this person Jake. In his current state, it would be highly unlikely that Jake can enter into politics.
So what should he do?
Jake should change his current circumstances. The easiest thing for him to do to make his goal a reality is by going to law school. There Jake should focus on his studies and graduate as a lawyer. As a lawyer, Jake can now build connections and has a better chance of entering the political arena.
It’s impossible to be productive all of the time, but if you use your time wisely, you can be productive most of the time. To be productive in every minute of every day you just have to make sure that you are doing things that help you move closer towards your goals.
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