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10 Things Highly Productive People Don’t Do
You can double up your productivity by avoiding things which super productive people don’t do.
Avoid the mistakes below and you will be able to increase your productivity by 200%.
1.They don’t wait till they feel motivated, they just do it
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” Stephen King
Your ability to do things when you don’t feel like it defines how much you get paid at the end of the week/month.
Life is not always a great experience. Many times bad moods are uncontrollable. That’s why the skill of neglecting your bad mood, and putting your feelings aside while working is an important skill if you want to be super productive and get a lot of tasks done in a short period of time.
2.They don’t run without a plan
Knowing where you’re heading is half the way there. Productive people know this well and that’s why they plan almost everything.
They are clear about what they want and how they can reach it which leaves them with a sense of relaxation and confidence in their ability to achieve what they want.
3.They don’t sabotage themselves
Even when they wake up late, procrastinate or feel lazy (they’re humans too), they don’t beat themselves up. They just work hard and in the end they feel good about themselves.
4.They are not realistic when it comes to their abilities
When it comes to your own skills and expectations; it’s better to be an illusionist than being modest or realistic. Successful people and high achievers are overconfident of their abilities. They believe that they can achieve anything and expect the very best to come. This is very important in order to be productive.
Holding such beliefs about yourself will make you (even if you are the laziest person on earth) tend to take actions in order to justify your own beliefs. It will lower your resistance against hard work.
If you feel incompetent, simply ask yourself if holding such a belief has ever helped you. If not get rid of it and get a new belief because at the end of the day a wrong belief that makes you feel good is far better than a more realistic one that makes you feel incompetent.
5.They don’t leave the biggest tasks till the end
Super productive people have the habit of starting with their most important/hardest task which makes their life easier for the rest of the day and gives them an extra boost of confidence.
6.They don’t do everything on their own (they outsource what they can)
High productive people tend to let go of being control freaks and accept the idea that they don’t have to do everything on their own. They do what nobody else can do for them but they outsource or delegate the rest to people who can manage these tasks. Thus they have extra time to focus on their life and personal growth.
7.They avoid all kinds of interruptions
It’s hard to be productive when you keep getting distracted. To be productive, you must avoid anything that gets you out of your mental flow and focus more on getting things done fast. Turn off your phone, close your internet browser and your bedroom/office door that’s the best way to concentrate and be more effective and productive.
8.They don’t start without a deadline
A deadline will make you run faster and gives you a sense of urgency. Try setting even shorter ones. This alone could double up your productivity.
9.They don’t change their routine
Why change a winning plan?
10.They don’t multitask
It has been said a lot but I don’t mind saying it again: your brain, my brain and everyone’s brain is not designed for multitasking. Ffocus on one thing at a time and you will get things done faster and be more effective.
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