“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.” -Charles Richards
It’s no news that we are now more than half way into the year 2017. For some , this is real good news but for others, it is a reminder of unmet goals. Whichever category you fall into, the good news is the year is not over yet and it is not too late to start working towards making 2017 the year you envisaged, and because it is my desire to see you make progress, I put together 4 productivity tips that can help you make that happen:
An object is treated based on the perception of its value; if you value time, you will make proper use of it. I don’t mean to sound like a motivational speaker but the reality is that the perception and use of time is what differentiates between high achievers and those on the other face of the coin.
The premium you place on time is the value that life gives back to you. If you do not value time, you cannot make good use of it. Understand its irreversible nature and ensure not to waste it. The number one time waster today is social media. Many of us spend our productive hours shuffling between social media sites to get wind of the latest gossips and trending hashtags.
The unfortunate thing however is that there is nothing that will change your life by staring at social media, even when it is past bedtime. It is advisable to take a break from social media every once in a while.
Have a plan
Everyone has grand dreams but not all of those grand dreams find a place in reality. This is because most of the time, there is no plan to back them up. If you have great dreams for yourself but you never get to see them in reality, the problem could be that you are being too vague with your dreams. So, If you really want to be one of the She’s Leading Africa in any area, you need a plan. Have a plan! Prayerfully prepare your plan and know that plan like the back of your hand. Don’t have a plan yet? It’s not too late to create one.
Do something that brings you closer to your goals each day
‘Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean and the pleasant sand.’
The nursery school rhyme above conveys a profound truth. Little consistent effort made everyday eventually become a great success story. If you are willing to start small and be consistent while you’re at it, it is only a matter of time before your success manifests. So, everyday for the rest of the year, do something that takes you closer to your goal.
Take a break when you need one
In the words of a respected mentor, “he that fails to rest will soon be laid to rest”. I know it is cool these days to brag about sleeping for less than three hours everyday, but apart from the health hazards that this may cause you, it also reduces your productivity levels. When you need rest, please do not hesitate to take one! After taking a break, your levels of productivity are heightened.
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