Do you feel you are not what you would possibly have been? The reason could be that you are not doing your best. That is the most common cause of failure which is very damaging. You don’t achieve the desired results because of the decreased productivity. This gives you feelings of regret and self-abuse later on.
Time is your most valuable asset and you should not waste it. You need to analyze the mistakes which are holding you back and to see what is not working for you. This is crucial for long-term success. Review your plans and alter course if necessary to increase productivity. Find out the reasons for not giving your best.
Let’s analyze some reasons why we fail to do our best resulting in decreased productivity :
Lack of focus
This happens when you don’t have any goals. You don’t use your capabilities to the fullest as you spread yourself too thin by undertaking different ventures. If you are lagging behind because of lack of focus, nobody is to be blamed except yourself. Choose to stand out in one field instead of being average in several.
If you learn to avoid distractions, you will be able to meet your goal faster. Do whatever it takes to be a successful in your chosen field. Avoid activities that waste your time and lower your productivity level. Though diversification is good, you have to understand the opportunity cost principle. Watch this video.
Not finding your passion and choosing the wrong profession
It may not be that you are incapable of doing your best, it might be the fact that you are not in a suitable profession that matches your personality. Find a career that you have a passion for.
If you are passionate about your job, you hardly need any motivation. You can easily do your best without making extra efforts simply because you love what you do. This gives you a sense of satisfaction and achievement.
Your productivity greatly decreases when you have money problems because you are in the survival mode. This is how your productivity increases when you are financially fit:
- You feel more excited and enthusiastic about your job.
- You become creative as more Ideas come to your mind.
- You are able to do more work as the stress level is low.
- You can take care of your health which results in better performance.
When the circumstances are good our confidence and motivation level remains high. But when we face problems in life, our energy level goes down and we are unable to focus on our goals. This results in inefficiency and low levels of productivity.
Though there are some situations in life which are beyond our control, many problems we face are a result of our own mistakes or wrongdoings. This is why spiritualism plays an important role in our life.
If you have a habit of daily worship and meditation, you will restrain from doing wrong deeds as you develop moral values. You will also have a powerful soul which will help you to face tough situations with courage.
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Low self esteem
If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect to perform better? Love yourself and view yourself as a highly productive and efficient person. Believe that you are the best and are capable of doing anything. Be honest with yourself. Make a list of your strengths and put them into practice to increase productivity.
Laziness and other bad habits
You have to recognize how painful it is to lose opportunities and suffer losses because of laziness and procrastination. You should quit all bad habits to be super productive as bad habits affect many areas of our life. Though it is difficult to change bad habits, you can easily remove one bad habit at a time. If you quit one bad habit in 30 days, you can quit 12 in a month.
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Poor emotional and physical health
Poor physical health, negative thinking, frustrations and depression have been strongly correlated to decreased productivity. Stressed people are less motivated to perform well. That is why it is so crucial to take care of your health and do self-improvement activities daily.
Lack of motivation
Stronger people never depend upon others for motivation. Personal motivation is an inside job. If you do not feel motivated, your productivity level is decreased because when you are demoralized you can not do your best.
Read inspirational books/blogs, listen to audio/video programs to have a positive attitude.
I truly hope that these suggestions have been valuable to you. I promise, if you follow these tips, you will be able to do your best and will become super productive. Guaranteed!
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