The difference between men of activity and men of productivity is in the measure of jobs left undone after the day was over.
The inspiration to write this article came while I was walking down to the office in the morning. I pondered over it then and said to myself; “Boy! Let’s see how productive you will be today.” The bitter truth is that they are days so disgusting that we end up wet and weak yet not accomplishing much. But can I tell you that it isn’t natural… That is to mean; you can either choose to be productive or not.
One of the key factors I have observed that distinguish the Rich from the Poor is that the Rich are men of productivity while the Poor are men of activity. In the neutral sense of it there’s nothing wrong with activity but how come it has always stopped the average man from ever becoming as wealthy as he wanted?
I didn’t bore myself today by setting unrealistic goals, I was straight and simple to set three goals which I insisted to see I did finish it before coming back. I had in my To-do-list a proposal to compose for my Motivational Business Series among others and I’m glad I did today. That’s what it means to be productive.
What are the benefits for being productive?
Being productive is the best thing anyone can do. When you are productive as a subordinate you manifest the result of law of attraction. It makes you a favourite staff, a reliable boss and most importantly, the spotlight will always be on you. People tend to run to you each time a work is required to be done fast and in good condition.
Having watered your mind to find or increase your interest in being productive, I think the time is right to disclose to you the 6 Ways to Become Productive.
Let’s get down on them so that we could do something else.
1. Recognize God
Of course this is not a religious sermon but whatever we do in this life without God is prone to fail. God may not be asking you to let Him do the job but you must recognize His Sovereignty and Supremacy.
“Our service to God is not to provoke His blessings but to fulfill His purpose for creating us.”
~ Anya Oko
See God as the first.
2. Focus on your strength
One of the reasons why most Entrepreneurs find it difficult to be productive is because they start business in fields or industries they have no passion and thus strength in.
How can one discover his strength?
To find the area of your strength discover the area of your true passion. And how can you find this area of your passion? Ask yourself of things you can willingly do without asking for a pay check.
Any time you stop focusing on your strength you are bound to be very unproductive. So, to become productive, focus on your strength.
3. Don’t sabotage yourself
So many people are the root cause of their problems. They intentionally sell themselves to their enemies through their characters.
Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t be your own enemy.
4. Learn to work as a team
Be a team player. After you’ve learnt every other thing you must learn to work with a group. Don’t always believe you can achieve much going solo.
5. Learn to delegate responsibility
You can’t be everywhere at the same time and you can’t do everything all alone. You’ve got to let others mind the next post while you focus on someting else.
6. Be yourself
Don’t fake who you are not. Be original! Understand your limit.
Productivity is all it takes to be productive. Like begat like. The more productive you become, the more likely you will get the opportunity to be more productive.
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