Becoming and staying productive is challenging.If you started this year saying you wanted to be more productive and get more done, by now you have realized that it’s a lot easier to say than do. It’s not enough to say you want to be more productive you need a proven way to get there.
Without vision working towards a goal with purposeful actions and the discipline for consistent follow through you won’t get the results you seek.
Formula for Productivity Success:
Your vision is your roadmap for how you want things to be different. It’s your guide and motivation. Get a clear picture on what you want to accomplish. Think about the benefits, how you will feel when you get it done.
When what you are working towards is connected to your values you will work with purpose and passion. Setting SMART goals will help you put purpose to your vision. Remember to be specific about what the outcome and result will be.
Thinking about what you want won’t get you there by itself. You can spend a lot of time planning, but if you never get around to the doing, your visions is but a dream. Create a step by step action plan for reaching your goal. Consider what resources you will need to get your work done.
When things get tough (and they will) you have to keep going. Most people quit with their goal in sight because they lack the discipline and motivation to continue with the work when things get hard. Schedule your work on your calendar and stay the course. Even better, get an Accountability partner to help you stay focused.
Enjoy The payoff! It’s the moment when you have hit your mark. This is the time to savor actually achieving your goals.
Once you’re done celebrating, use your results and achievements as building blocks to get you to the next level. Apply the formula for productivity success to help make your changes stick.
The formula is simple but deceptive. Most people have a clear vision and purpose, but fail to carry through on the action and discipline needed to succeed. Do you have any projects that you feel you just can’t make progress on? Put it through the formula to see where you have missed a step.
I’d love to hear from you. Please chime in and let me know what you think about this formula!