If you ask the average person…… most people right now will say, I’m busy. Why do people do that? Are they REALLY busy? Well I think this might be the biggest obstacle in the way of people becoming more productive. It has everything to do with how people perceive themselves. Busy implies that they are doing a lot of activity, and a lot of activity most people equate with professional success. In other words, if I’m busy, I have more self worth. Riiight…
Now think about how many times you said you were busy studying, but were, in fact, doing something completely different. Watching tv shows, snacking, thinking about the meaning of life, you name it. Busy is another word for ineffective. Your success is not determined by the amount of activity that you’re performing, but what you’re achieving with the time that you are spending, and how much free time you have to enjoy those results.
If you can achieve a high level of success and get great results by working less hours that’s much more favorable. So, how do we do that? You might want to begin focusing on the results that you’re achieving, not the activity. I know, not cool. No more pics of books and coffee on Facebook. Think about yesterday. You did a lot of stuff, you were probably busy, but what did you accomplish during that time? Those results are more important than the activity.
Get your perspective focused on results first. Give yourself space between study sessions. Learning time is only for learning. Breaks are for whatever you please. Also, give yourself moments for quiet. Schedule time to do nothing. That may sound weird, but giving yourself time to do nothing will have a powerful effect on your mind. It will help you recondition yourself, and stop thinking about how busy you are, and more about what you’re accomplishing with that activity. You can be more successful, and you can do it with less activity.
Remember: your success is determined by the results that you achieve.