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What happens when your productivity increases? You're probably thinking, seriously? What a silly question; you'll get more done.
While it is accurate that you will get more done, there is so much more to it. Like most people, you probably feel overwhelmed. Your to-do list won't stop growing. Your email inboxes keep filling up, not to mention your packed calendar and general information overload.
When we feel overwhelmed, we think the answer is to work more hours to get caught up. And that would make sense if we didn't already know there are more to-do's, emails, meetings, articles, podcasts, summits, and documentaries on the horizon.
To provide some context around information overload:
Remembering that productivity is as much about what you do as what you don't do, let's turn our attention to a grander vision. What is possible when your productivity increases?
Starting with the obvious, you can accomplish more in less time, making organizing your tasks and prioritizing your goals easier.
More free time means better work-life balance. Ending your work days on time allows you to focus on your personal life. Perhaps this means undistracted time with family and friends. You can pursue hobbies and leisure activities.
Maybe you're eyeing that 4-day work week. If you choose to spend your free time doing work, that's okay! It makes a difference that it is a conscious choice versus a feeling of dutiful obligation.
Being more productive is good for your mental and physical health. You may choose to prepare healthier meals. It makes room for behaviors promoting your well-being, like exercise, yoga, and meditation. It also reduces stress and prevents burnout.
You can produce higher quality work with more time to focus on each task. This greater attention to detail results in better outcomes for your clients. Better outcomes for your clients increases satisfaction for you!
The positive feelings of increased satisfaction spark greater creativity and innovation. You have more time to think and generate new ideas and ways to solve problems. You contribute more to your field and even further heighten feelings of personal fulfillment.
As your sense of accomplishment grows, so do feelings of greater self-esteem and confidence, boosting overall happiness and gratitude.
Happiness and gratitude lead to increased involvement and giving back, creating a positive ripple in your community and greater society.
That is ultimately what happens when your productivity increases. A positive ripple radiates from you out into the world.
What's your vision? What does that ripple look like for you and those around you?
If you are to bring your best self to the world, it is essential to prioritize productivity and develop the necessary skills and strategies to increase your efficiency and effectiveness. The world is waiting for what you have to give.
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