How to really be productive
One comes before the other, and what we do is last on the list. Here’s the order:
- How we think
- How we do things
- The things we do
How we think, being the foundation, determines how we do things and eventually the things we do. The fault with what we choose to do, the choices we make, the people we keep in our lives, the quality of work we do is, to a large extent determined by how we think.
How we think is a function of our history and our environment. Our environment being where, what and who we are exposed to.
We can’t change our history but we can make a consistent effort to control our environment and that will improve the quality of our thinking.
Here are some tips:
Spend time alone every day to reflect, meditate, journal… or just be silent.
Be proactive with controlling the places you go and the information you are exposed to especially on the media. Read books.
Hang out more with people of character and quality.
Doing these consistently, helps.