Are you too busy? Here is a litmus paper test: once or twice in a day, talking to your friends or families you will utter, I will call you back I am busy now, or sorry I am busy will call you later. Or if some good idea comes to your mind, you will say not now let me finish this task first!
Ever wondered why are we so busy, are we really working so hard or it’s just grinding into the day to day life making us busy. In both cases “Life is happening to us while we are being busy”.
Being busy makes us feel important and taking time off for ourselves makes us feel bad, feel guilty. As if not being busy we will not accomplish! We have tons of reasons to be busy.
Successfully people are not busy, they are working hard and are more productive, on a mission to accomplish things. Busy people have many priorities whereas productive people have few priorities.
Busy people want others to be busy, they want to be valued for their effort, not for their results. Productivity is about valuing the journey towards excellence, not any set of activities.
So going forward which category we want to belong to? Don’t be busy, create something amazing. That’s the best reward.
The rule requires you to spend 33% of your time with the people you can mentor, a third with those on your level, and a third with people who can mentor you.
And there is greater reasoning behind spending time in such proportion.
– As a mentor you keep helping people, and feel gratified.
– As a peer you also enjoy your success with equals and
– last but not the least, as a student you keep yourself challenging and out of comfort zone by staying with your mentors.
Have you ever wondered which works or tasks you perform bests? and why?
Think back and recall which task you have done at your best level and succeeded. Let me remind I am talking about tasks not playing, watching movies etc…
You will find that the task which you have done well are the once which you know the reason of doing…
For example if you are working on a product module and you know the impact of that on users, you will be much more productive on that task. Whereas if you are doing it only for earning money your performance will be driven only 70-80%..
So next time when you do a task first try to do understand why you are doing it and you will surely excel in it…
We should take all our decisions in morning because we are much calmer in mornings and ready to take more risks.
With more daring we make better choices for ourselves. Instead of getting influenced by negative thoughts or pessimistic approach and try to avoid difficult situations!
Give up on all hope of a better Past.
Live in Present.
Plan the Future.
Do not take your decisions based on where or how are things Today…
Take your decisions based on where you want to Go….
People or rather successful people keep saying if you are in your comfort zone change something, jump up / down, do something different and get out of your comfort zone.
Sometimes we get fed up with this..the question is why? Why should we be out of our comfort zone or try to be in difficult situation?
To answer this lets ask have you compared yourself with others, i am sure you do, all of us do. You would have compared yourself with neighbours how slim he/she is or how your colleague suddenly raked huge money in startup or your friend got a dream job with big fat salary. Do you also want to be in this lists? Do you also want to be “Where the Magic Happens” place ?
I am sure the answer is yes, you aspire all these and think how lucky that person is, oh! he got it so easy;
But the truth is all of them would have struggled and have been out of their comfort zone in the areas they want to succeed. This is simple truth which we do not accept because its difficult to be out of your comfort zone.
So next time if you aspire to become someone, or dream a big promotion or big car or “Be where the Magic Happens”, remember being out of comfort zone is prerequisite to being there…..