Category Archives for "Productivity"
Our ability to focus, to block-out distractions and really bear down on the task at hand is a hugely underrated mental asset. Some people learn to use this priceless resource efficiently, while others waste it.
The good news is that our ability to pay attention — to focus — works much like a muscle. If we use it either poorly or too infrequently, it will wither. But if we work it, it will grow. It's the case of the old saying: What you don't use, you lose.
In 1918, Charles M. Schwab, the president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the largest shipbuilder and the second-largest steel producer in America at the time, had granted an interview to an efficiency expert named Ivy Lee.
Lee was telling Schwab how he could help him do a better job of managing the company, when the president broke in to say something to the effect that he wasn’t at present managing as well as he knew how.
You probably know already that if you want to make a difference — not just today, but for many years to come — you need to put your health and energy ahead of all else.
In a world that is focused on treating symptoms and not the underlying cause of the problem, I’m sure you’ve heard enough about drinking extra cups of coffee, energy drinks, or sleeping pills for one lifetime.
If you’re looking for some practical habits that you can use in your life, then you’ll absolutely LOVE this article.
You choose to launch on a new journey. You’ve set yourself a goal and you take the necessary steps towards reaching it. You’re making progress and you’re excited about it.
But… sometimes you slip.
Some days you’re full of energy, working hard and grinding it out. And some days you don’t even feel like getting out of bed.