I read a article some time ago in the Huffington Post entitled, “12 Habits of Productive People.” For me, it begged the question, “Am I a productive person?” I think at our core, most of us would like to lay our heads on our pillows at night and say, “Man, I got a lot done today!”
Anyway, here are the 12 habits, let them percolate a little:
Habit #1 — Productive People are NOT chained to email.
Habit #2 — Productive People handle things ONCE.
Habit #3 — Productive People have a SYSTEM for getting it all done.
Habit #4 — Productive People practice SELECTIVE perfectionism.
Habit #5 — Productive People don’t get wrapped up in “BEING PRODUCTIVE.”
Habit #6 — Productive People are CONSCIENTIOUS (but not overly so).
Habit #7 — Productive People pay LESS attention to hours spent working, and MORE attention to the work they’ve done.
Habit #8 — Productive People use ACCOUNTABILITY to their advantage.
Habit #9 — Productive People have a PLAN for every possible scenario.
Habit #10 — Productive People CHANNEL their anxiety for the better.
Habit #11 — Productive People are strategic with their SELF-TALK.
Habit #12 — Productive People know the ORDER of the to-do list matters.
As you ruminate over the above habits, are you using any of them in your life, and if so, are you finding it/them helpful?