How to be More Productive

Being productive should be a goal you want to achieve and that is really an achievable thing. There are a lot of factors that prove to become hindrance in being productive, people get distracted, they feel lazy, they don’t plan their work, they waste time or they never tried to take CONTROL of their lives, as David Allen said, “The hardest thing about being productive is not the work, but the split second it takes to decide to take control.”


You can be more productive right from the time you decide to be, the key is your willingness to do more and do good. Here are some helpful things to do to become more productive.


“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Planned work or studies is always better than unplanned work, it saves you from wasting time or decidinh what to do or what not to. If you want to become more productive you’re your work for the day. “Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer

Stay Focused

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” – David Allen

We do well when we do something with interest and concentration; we make silly mistakes when we are not focused on work. “Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work in hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.”Alexander Graham Bell

Stop procrastination

Not doing what is meant to be done today is a waste of time. It is very well said that procrastination is the thief of time. Procrastination is another problem you might be dealing with, get moving without any delay and then you can save time and increase your productivity.

“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” Bruce Lee


Express Ideas

Don’t hold the ideas and information you have about something that can be useful for your team or other people associated with your work.“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.” David Allen

Be creative

Creative people are the most productive people, they find more than one way to accomplish their work and never get bored or lazy. Enhance your creativity and don’t fear failure. “Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail. There’s only MAKE.”Corita Kent

Be positive

Positive attitude toward work helps in making people productive. “As long as you are being positive you are being productive.”

“Happiness inspires productivity”

Hard work

You might not be a super genius person but there is something greater than that and that is being HARD WORKING. A smart person might fail in life but never does a hard worker. “There is no substitute for hard work.” –Thomas Edison


Start with easy task

Got a long list of things you have to do? Start with the easiest and you will eventually get on track and will accomplish anything. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis Of Assisi

Reminder: Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale

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