This week the Tokyo Olympics 2020 will end, just like our office Olympics, which finished last Friday. Therefore we thought it was a special occasion to share with you some of the knowledge we acquired. We are sure at least once you have seen an athlete and thought they were superhuman. However, this thought does not stop with athletes. Productive people do not seem to be human, either! But they are human, have the same amount of hours to spare, and breathe the same air we do. Contrary to what a lot of people might think, being productive is a choice. Choose to be more productive today by acquiring a set of skills to get what it takes to be an Olympic Gold Medalist in Productivity!
Stretch your goals.
Productive people are results-driven. Maybe it is because of that satisfying feeling you get when crossing something off a to-do list. The fact is that productive people accomplish their goals sooner and go bigger! Setting stretch goals is an opportunity for you to compete against yourself and improve. Keep track of your standings, set new records, and strive to get as many victories as you can.
Know your sport and be disciplined.
Knowing what you are doing is key to success. With knowledge, you can cross the finish line faster without sacrificing the quality of your job. Of course, you will need help along the way (no one is born knowing it all), but productive people don’t ask for help too often. Why is that? Simple, they are constantly acquiring new skills and expanding their knowledge with expertise to be fast and precise. Thanks to this, they have figured out how to deliver results consistently and become reliable.
Take the lead.
If you have a project and you can start developing it today, don’t hesitate. Make sure you know what the task is all about, and don’t wait for your boss to tell you when to begin. It is better to ask for forgiveness rather than for permission. Take the initiative, innovate to improve, and let your results speak for themselves.
Be ready for the unexpected.
Don’t focus on the problem. Instead, think of a solution. Productive people are innovative problem solvers. This skill allows them to work efficiently, anticipate issues that may arise, and work on solutions in advance. The best part is that these solutions can be helpful for the whole team. Try thinking ahead of time: Is there anything that could represent a roadblock on your way to your goal? Fix it immediately!
Be a team player.
Like Michael Jordan said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” We can only do so much when we work alone in pretty much every aspect of our lives. The most productive people are collaborative, work well with others, and listen to their teammates to reach a collective goal. Even if you possess all of the other skills, working alone will represent a handicap since you cannot do everything individually.
Do you have what it takes to be an Olympic Gold Medalist in Productivity? The answer is YES! Make an oath and start your journey right now. Also, don’t forget to check out more tips in our productivity section, and stay tuned for more! Now that you know which skills can make you a Gold Medalist in Productivity, what can you improve? Let us know in the comments if you found this entry helpful, and don’t forget to share it with someone who might benefit from it!
Best wishes, and as always, thanks for reading!