Becoming more organized and truly productive is something a lot of us are focusing on. It’s not that we’re goofing off every day, but often we find ourselves caught up in busy work that doesn’t necessarily equate to productivity. Add to that a distraction habit and you have a recipe for disaster. How often have you found yourself working on a project when an idea for something else forms, so you shift tasks to capture the idea and end up exploring that path instead? Next thing you know, you have a bunch of projects started but nothing completed. I’m sure we’ve all been there at some point!
I love how goals encourage us to make plans and to act on our dreams. Setting specific and measurable goals helps us to focus on how we spend our time and holds us accountable to make better choices. Goals help us to show up and get the work done.
The top performers in any field share one common trait: they are all consistent with their productivity. They show up everyday, no matter what. They develop patterns and stick with them for the long haul. Use the 5 tips above to become more productive and develop systems that work for you.