Wednesday, April 4, 2012

10 Productive Ways to Adopt

10 Productive Ways to Adopt

Focus on being productive instead of busy.         
 ~Tim Ferriss

There are simple habits to acquire, but the benefits are far-reaching in your life. Here are 10 ways to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in your life and be happy:

1.       Look for solutions and not looking at the problems: Do not ask yourself why it happens to you because life is never smooth sailing. If it were so it would be very boring. Look at a problem in a positive frame of mind. Take it as a challenge and be resourceful and creative to overcome it. The more problems you encounter in your life and the more ways you are able to solve them the more confident you will be. Come to think of it, problems in life are good for you.

2.       Think possible: As the saying goes, if you think it is impossible you are right and if you think it is possible you are also not wrong. To adopt a can-do attitude and take immediate action to do what needs to be done is the best policy. The longer you delay and hesitate, the more likely it is for fear to take hold of your life.  

3.       Write it down: Whenever you need to remember something, do yourself a favor, write it down. It is a simple and yet a very effective way to get things done without fail.  

4.        Listen attentively: To listen effectively is to listen attentively and stop doing anything else. Get the message precisely and do things accordingly. Not paying attention is a sign of disrespect to the other person.

5.       Daily review: At the end of every day, take stock of the things that you have done and
find out how productive it has been. The key is to learn from past mistakes and make improvement. 

6.       Smile: Be cheerful, be lighthearted. Every morning greet yourself in the mirror with a broad smile and smile at people you meet. You uplift people’s mood and you are likable. I do not see people smiling perhaps they think they cannot change their life any more, but when you change your attitude, you change the way you look at life in a brighter perspective. Just do it.  Smile and the world will smile with you.  
7.       Be Confident: Confidence is believing in yourself. It is a powerful positive thought that you will see the light at the end of the tunnel. The most important thing is to take action and do what is right. 

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
~Eleanor Roosevelt

8.       Keep promises: Do not let people down. Promise only when you can do it. Protect your reputation so that others can trust you and count on you.

9.       Be prepared: Do the most important things first even when it is not urgent. You are prepared and you are ready to meet any eventualities. Know what you want in life and work diligently every day.  When an opportunity presents itself you are ready to grab it.
Always be prepared in advance to start a new day on a right note. Be organized, be productive.

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
~Disraeli, Benjamin 

10.   Be early: Do not wait and do things at the last minute. You will rush about working under stress and encounter problems and make errors. Be an early riser, start a new day ahead of others, calmly and energetically. Be early for appointments and meetings. Show others that you respect them to get things as planned and you are also capable of managing your time efficiently.

Take action make changes and be productive.

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