Anyone can be busy. All you need to do to feel busy is to try to get two things done at once–or seek to beat a deadline that is stressing you out.
Productivity, on the other hand, has little to do with busy. Productivity requires bringing soft skills (real skills) to the table in service of the generous work you seek to do. Productivity is learned. And productivity takes guts.
Delegating work to other people?
The people you are asking to do the work don’t own the business, blog, album, book, piece of art.
They can never love it as much as you because you own it, not them. Their upside is less, so expect a little less.
You will be more successful and productive if you manage expectations better!
When we compare to someone, their success, and riches it feels distraught & jealous. We expend a huge amount of energy around this and sap ourselves.
While we know that we have a fair chance to be as successful as someone if we put our mind and hard work into it.
The internal question we frame while comparing:
“Where someone is and Where I am today”
Let’s turn the question around to:
“Where someone is and Where I am going to be tomorrow”
It changes our perception, gives us motivation for putting energy in our future. And instead of dwelling on comparison and jealousy, it will be far more achieving and fruitful for us.
Will today’s emergency even be remembered? Will that thing you’re particularly anxious about have been hardly worth the time you put into it?
Better question: What could you do today that would matter a year from now?
Does being angry serve any useful purpose?
If it does, are there classes you can take or experiences you can pay for that help you become angry? We have gyms to get fit and mindfulness exercises to get calm, but I’m not sure I’m seeing a widespread movement toward seeking angriness.
So, if being angry is simply a side effect of something else we do or are done to us. And if it’s not actually useful, why do we work so hard to amplify the anger we feel? Why create a narrative in our mind, push hard against the powerless scenarios or the stuck pickle jar simply to make ourselves even angrier?
The only person who is getting taught a lesson is us. And most of the time its too late to regret back the “Being Angry” phase…
We “See” a lot of things and ignore ..but when we “Look” at it we pay attention.
Lot of the things we do in “See” mode and to conformity. But that’s fine since we are lazy beings.
Trouble starts when life’s critical decisions we do in “See” mode like Career choices (Copy from others), or getting married.
Successful people do these two things to the mark:
#1 Identifying what’s critical for you – Your dreams, goals, mission, etc.
#2 Use your bests “Look” mode for what’s in #1. Grind it hard… to figure out the path for it.
Remember hard work does not come in the first two if you can figure out the first part, and do your bests. Working hard comes naturally to fulfilling your dreams!
Tradition tells us who we are, it sets us apart from other traditions.
It tells who we are, what we wear and what we eat…
It binds & places us together in society…
It defines and guides us with a way of living…
It may not define our path but it defines how we follow a path…
So let’s embrace the tradition as a guide.
A guide may not always be right but it always has good intentions for the pupils.