What behaviors define the highly productive? What habits, philosophies, and strategies make some people consistently more productive than others? First, let’s figure out exactly what we mean by “productive.” Too often, productivity gets conflated with simply being busy. But that’s only part of the story. True productivity means not only getting work done; it means getting the right work done most efficiently. We may labor all day through a series of tasks, but have we completed high-impact work (i.e., has our effort produced results or merely shuffled the paperwork)?
Highly productive individuals can focus on results-driven work because they’ve distinguished productivity from “busy-ness.” Often the first step in smart productivity is eliminating the “task-noise” that drains time and resources. Think of it this way: The person who answers 100 emails in three hours may be busy, but the person who takes 20 minutes to create an auto-responder or a filter that reduces email volume permanently, has been productive.
So how do you transform busy-ness into productivity?
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- 7 Wise Ways to Find Focus and Get Things Done (lifehack.org)
- Honesty: The Best Policy for The Best Productivity (lifehack.org)
- Manage Your Energy so You Can Manage Your Time (lifehack.org)