Have you ever observed someone who seems to be busy all the time, but doesn’t really get anything done? Do you feel that sometimes you’re in the same boat? How do you know if you’re productive or just busy?
Do you have goals? People who are productive generally have goals and focus all of their work on achieving those goals. Of course there are always going to be distractions, but those distractions don’t take priority over the big picture.
Do you focus or multi-task? People who multi-task often seem very busy. They’re always doing something, but they’re rarely doing any one thing very well. You’ll be more productive if you focus on doing one thing at a time. [Read more…]