Being productive doesn’t come naturally. It’s not a divine gift, but a result of series of peculiar habits practiced over and over again. If you think and act like most productive people do, you too can be like one of them. Understanding productive people is no rocket science and by inculcating following 15 surprising habits, you can transform yourself into a winner too.
- Choose specific, not vague goals
“Wavering mind reaches no goals”. Productive people never keep vague goals. Specific goals indulge people to plan specific paths. Implementation of the specifics of the plans, with minute detailing is what brings guaranteed success.
- Early to rise
Productive people know the importance of time. “Well begun is half done”. Beginning the day early in the morning refreshes the mind with fresh oxygen and novel thoughts. Scheduling or even a reshuffling is possible when the day starts early.
- Do exercise
Doing regular exercise not only maintains the health but also improves brain functioning. Exercise releases a lot of endorphins- which are the feel good chemicals in your brain. Endorphins thereby increase energy levels and enhance the immune system which keeps the body away from minor and recurring diseases. Healthy body can accomplish more goals than an unhealthy one.
- Stay away from distractions
The best leaders have a very good habit of staying in an clear and distraction-free social environment. They keep a healthy and positive group of people around them, which does not permit unwanted distractions to come into their periphery. Apart from this unwanted social groups, productive people keep away from distractions in the web world too.
- Develop a new hobby
A hobby is a leisure time activity that a person indulges in when he/she wants to have pleasure and joy out of the routine jobs. Hobby makes a person feel happy and fresh. A productive person, to learn more and bring many more talents from within, would indulge in learning new hobbies in his/her free time. This makes a person not only versatile but also a quick learner.
- Be self-disciplined
Self-Discipline is like teaching oneself what to do and what not to do under the huge umbrella of ethics. Productive people & entrepreneurs are self-driven, self-learners and self-disciplined. They have stronger will power in comparison to other people. They accept their own weaknesses and put their best efforts to overcome them.
- Stay honest and be real
Honesty is the best policy. Productive people are aware of the fact that being honest to behavior, work, and relation is a duty and not just a responsibility. A productive person would also play different roles of being a son/father/husband/boss/citizen with utmost righteousness. Leadership is what a leader does, even in terms being honest and humble.
- Stay positive and show gratitude
“All is well”, these are the best 3 words that give a motivating thrust from within. “Thank You”, these are the best 2 words that play a vital role in creating a strong bond between people. Productive people always stay positive in any situation. They always see a window opened in the worst situation when all the doors are closed. They have ample amount of self-confidence within them. At the same time productive people always show their gratitude towards all the known/unknown seen/hidden helping hands.
- Never Compare yourself with others
Productive people cover themselves like a cocoon in the matter of comparing their life with others. This is the best method to keep oneself away from the aspect of relative wealth. They understand the importance of each person and respect their independence. They appreciate others’ hard work and success but never look down upon themselves as inferior and become sad.
- Live each day as if it were the last day
Productive people live in present. They don’t worry about the future. They never worry about the delay of their success. They make the best use of the present and the current resources.
- Focus on self-development
“Curiosity is the mother of knowledge”. Productive people never settle down with their abilities and always find time to earn new talent. Be it learning new software or a foreign language, they just find ways to learn whatever they want. This will define your career and your growth.
- Networking with successful people
Every success has a story, a story of inspiration. To gather this inspiration, productive people keep themselves surrounded with successful people. This allows them to learn new things, check themselves from making any of such mistakes as made by the successful people in their lives. Productive people value time and thus learn from their mistakes and even others’ mistakes. The positive environment of successful people keeps them motivated to strive and work hard for their goals.
- Prioritize the day and put first thing first
Productive people know what they want to achieve every single day. It might be charting out a new plan, meeting a client or paying a visit to an investor. They chalk out the priorities for the day and perform tasks accordingly.
- Don’t be afraid of failures
“Failures are the ladder to success”. Forgetting about the pain that they felt due to failure, productive people accelerate themselves towards converting the failure into an opportunity towards success. Even if they fail, they do not stop themselves to try something new and take risk. They are open enough to accept their failure publically.
- Have adequate self-worth
“Self-worth is the recipe of success”. Productive people hold self-esteem. They live up to the expectations of people around them. With adequate self-worth, they are able to achieve even unfathomable goals.