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7 Ways to Become the Most Productive Person Around!

Updated: Feb 22, 2018


Have you ever come across someone who just seemed to get so much done, in so little time? Why can't I be that person? To actually become the most productive person around, don't beat yourself up over how unproductive you've been or relish over how productive someone else is. This will never get you to where you need to go. Once you've made up your mind to become more productive, you will begin to challenge yourself to see just how much you can accomplish any given day.

Here are 7 ways to become the most productive person you know.


Habit 1: Be Driven by Purpose - Work Backwards from the Future.

Highly-productive people think about the end of their lives they start by defining their purpose or their 'personal mission statement': How they want to be remembered, What legacy they want to leave, Or what people will say about them at their funerals.

Then they work backwards to achieve those goals. If we’re driven by a purpose, we’re more likely to work extra hard. Defining their mission creates long-term goals. Long-term goals create smaller goals. Smaller goals create to-do lists (to-do-list habit 4).




Habit 2: Jumpstart your day with Workout / Meditation or both!:

I say it all the time. Working out is the best productivity tool you can ever invest in. Find a routine that works best for you. By starting our day with a workout, we get the blood flowing and rid ourselves of the morning blues with the release of endorphins. Not only does a good workout release stress and increase energy, but you will feel super charged and ready to conquer the day.

Related: 7 Steps To Improve Your Self-Esteem - For Success


Meditate: Some of the most respected people in the world practice mediation. Which includes: Oprah Winfrey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the list goes on.

Meditation lets our brains slow down and stop processing information so quickly:

-It calms our frontal lobe (or prefrontal cortex), which is where logic and creativity come from.

-This gives us better focus, less anxiety, more creativity, more compassion, better memory, and less stress.

The advantages of meditation are endless, which is why so many successful people swear by it.

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Habit 3: Have a "Growth Mindset": view failure as learning opportunities.

We have two possible mindsets - PhD psychologist, Carol Dweck:

  1. Fixed mindset

  2. Growth mindset

A Fixed Mindset assumes that our skills, qualities, and character are given.

They accept defeat, viewing their skills and abilities as some sort of unchangeable, predetermined skill-set granted to them. They seek approval from others and view failure as failure.

A Growth Mindset, on the other hand, believes all skills and qualities may be learned.

If you suck at writing, you can learn to become a better writer. If you are terrible at sales, you can learn to be better. They thrive on challenges and view failure as a learning opportunity.


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Habit 4: Create a to-do list the night before (and break major tasks into sub-tasks):

Lack of sleep mostly comes from thinking about all you have to do the next day, or if you were like me I'd be scrolling through Facebook in the middle of the night, checking out all the fun things my friends were doing (ain't we all guilty of this) - this makes the mind restless. Take 10 to 15 minutes to plan your day the night before. Adopting this habit yields phenomenal benefits. When we plan our day the night before, we wake up ready to hit the ground running knowing exactly what has to get done.


Habit 5: They take breaks throughout the day.

A quick break can dramatically improve focus, productivity, and creativity.

Your brain is like a muscle, however, and it requires an incredible amount of energy. Thanks to the circadian rhythm, the cyclical patterns our bodies are hard-wired into for sleep, eating, and thinking, your brain can only focus for so long before it needs a break. Our brains use glucose as fuel, and this gets depleted quickly.

Non-stop focus on one thing for hours on end will only leave you drained. Take a well-timed break, however, and your mind will be sharper, more focused, and more energized. Highly-productive people understand that managing their energy is as important as managing their time.

Habit 6: Learn to say No (nicely).

When was the last time you said “No” to someone you knew? I bet you really have to think about that. I know I did. On the other hand, this week I’ve said “yes” over 50 times. “Yes” to work requests, “yes” to social invites, 'You get a Yes, You get a YES!...' because I don’t want to come across as mean, lazy, boring, or uncaring, but it’s exhausting.

My life would be so much easier if I could just say “no” more often–so why can’t I?

We’re psychologically hardwired to help people. There’s even a part in our brains, called the Right Supramarginal Gyrus, that triggers empathetic responses:

Thus, saying “no” is surprisingly difficult.

We need a "to-don't" list of things that won't add to our careers. To make it easier to say no.

Susan Newman, PhD, social psychologist says our lack of ability to say “no” isn’t some kind of personal flaw we’re born with–saying “no” is a learned behavior.

The word NO is a powerful thing. Use it if you are absolutely, unequivocally sure that there is no other answer. Be Assertive and don't Costanza it.


Habit 7: Count Your Blessings and Practice Gratitude.

The final habit of highly productive people is being grateful for what they have. Gratitude is proven to increase productivity.

Research proves gratitude increases happiness; and happiness increases productivity. Thus, gratitude improves productivity:

Being grateful for what we have is one of the fastest way to not only increase productivity, but overall quality of life.


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