Why You Aren’t Getting More Done

Path to Productivity

Path to ProductivityThis month’s Get It Done Right Community print newsletter has an article on The Path to Productivity.

A second article in that newsletter mentions that about half of our readers will have stopped reading the “how-to” article and jumped to the below article to see if it answers the age-old question of “Why can’t I get more done?”

And that, my friends, is half the problem.

The more information, the more technology, the more stuff that’s in front of us, the less focus we have.

When our days consisted of getting food, eating food and surviving the night, things were easier. We knew what we had to do and we did it. . .or else.

There’s no longer such a compelling “or else”.

Which means we need to create it for ourselves.

WHY do you do what you do? There are millions of ways to earn/make money, why this one? What’s so important about it for you?

What can the money you earn do for you? Have a plan, put the money to work. Is it college for your children, a worry-free retirement for you, creating an animal sanctuary, donating to causes which stir your soul, making an impact, having the best of everything?

This is where you need to get “down and dirty” with yourself and identify your true desires.

There is no wrong. There is no judgment.

It may take time, it may take reflection, but in the end only you can identify what those things are that motivate you even on your worst day.

And it’s completely okay if those things feel selfish – the most critical part is that you are open and honest with yourself.

Next up. . .some way to reconnect with these items daily.

It could be affirmations or a vision board, post-it notes on your monitor or bathroom mirror, a picture on your ceiling so it’s the first thing you see in the morning.

Whatever works.

The key to getting it is focus.

Focus on the things you need to do to move forward. Focus on meeting your commitments.

Try using the method listed in this month’s Get It Done Right newsletter and see what a difference it makes. (Get your complimentary copy of June’s GIDR print newsletter here.)

The success you seek will follow.