Being busy is a great thing if you’re steadily moving you toward your bigger goals. If you’re like me, you may have found yourself completely exhausted at the end of the day only to realize you had gotten off track and hadn’t accomplished any of the steps toward your main goals.
I recently read a great article by Scott Fegette called '6 Habits Guaranteed to Boost Your Productivity'. In the article, Mr. Fegette lists easy-to-implement habits to keep us productive toward achieving our bigger goals. Here are a few of these habits:
- Make productivity personal. Countless technology tools exist promising to be the newest and best tool for organizing your life. Avoid getting distracted by shiny objects. Choose a solution that works best for you personally, whether it’s a special app you choose or if you’re more of a pen and paper person, the old fashion list works perfectly well. Choose a productivity tool that works comfortably for you as an individual.
- Plan your work, work your plan. Your plan should include your biggest goals as a constant reminder of where you’re heading to help keep you focused. The plan should also include individual steps necessary to realizing those bigger goals. Review the steps regularly to ensure they’re leading you in the direction you want to go – toward your bigger picture goals.
- Capture everything, always. Make a habit of jotting down ideas and inspiration as they occur, which relieves you of the responsibility of having to remember them. Your ideas become incorporated into your plans. Now that you’ve captured your ideas, important dates, events, etc. prune the list regularly, prioritizing ideas with a focus toward your bigger goals.
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