Many people say that they want to be more productive but is that what they really mean or seek ?
- If you are PRODUCTIVE then you manage to get a lot done.
- If you are EFFICIENT then you get things done with the lowest effort.
- If you are EFFECTIVE then you are getting the right things done.
You can still aim to be productive and efficient but if you are not effective then you could ask “what is the point” ?
We should all consider the key difference between what is urgent and what is important and also find tools to deflect distractions. There is an 80:20 rule that applies to what you spend your time doing and the results it brings.
80% of what you achieve will come from 20% of your efforts.
So focus on building your personal effectiveness.