Published: 30th April 2018
Productive people get the rewards and recognition: Here's how you can be one of them
People who are productive, gets rewarded for their hardwork and also break through challenges and obstacles in the workplace and emerge as successful personalities
The professional world is all about being productive and reaping success. Present-day youth, especially young graduates who are aspiring for higher positions and top-level placements in reputed organisations, must be keen to work on their productivity so that they are not left behind.
Productive people attract rewards and recognition, and also break through challenges and obstacles in their work environment and emerge as successful personalities.
I have come across many youngsters who are eager to get into a competitive industry, which is demanding, yet they seem to lack the quality of being productive. They struggle to get into the system of doing all the hard work and get relegated to an average way of life as they do not take the initiative to demonstrate their productivity and climb up the corporate ladder. What could be a promising career becomes stagnant early on.
The following aspects will serve as a quick guide to enhance one’s productivity:
Prioritisation vs Procrastination: Life and career tasks will have to be prioritised so that a structured and measured effort can be put towards achieving it. The effect of not having a priority leads to procrastination, which has a direct bearing on one’s life and career. Procrastination results in poor time management, which reflects on one’s personality.
Yes vs No: Productivity stems from the basic way of learning to say ‘Yes’ to the right and necessary activities, but equally important is also learning to say ‘No’ to insignificant aspects. This is easy to say, but it takes a lot of practice to convert it into an advantage for a person.
Important vs Urgent: The practice of planning important activities in life and going about it in a calm manner, accomplishing each of them as you desire is essential. On the contrary, when you do things hastily, you start going about doing things in a rash manner, which does not work out smoothly and will result in the loss if resources and energy.
Body vs Mind: The balance between the mind and body also plays a very important part in your productivity. When your body is relaxed, try to get most of the difficult or important tasks accomplished on a priority basis. The tendency to pile up unfinished tasks can clutter your mind and that can make you less productive, which in turn would affect your performance and eventually weaken your confidence.
Focus vs Distraction: The professional world calls for a high level of focus in a job environment. Every activity or assignment comes with a tag of time stipulation, which will need you to be highly focused. When you are focused, you will be able to blend your skills, attitude, physical effort and networking skills to get the work done. Instead, if you allow yourself to be caught in the web of distractions, that will lead you on a negative path in life.
Hard work always pays. It does not just stop with monetary benefits being achieved, but goes a long way to enhance the quality and content of life of an individual, which will be an invaluable asset for one’s social and professional growth. Today’s youth will have to work on it to make productivity an integral part of their life for everlasting success and glory.