This is a guest post by Tor Refsland. Tor quit his six-figure job to follow his passion, starting his blog Time Management Chef where he helps entrepreneurs free up more time through productivity hacks so they can focus on what they really love.
We are moving towards the end of the year at lightning speed. That may be an ambivalent feeling for many of us.
While you may be looking forward to spending your Christmas holiday with family and friends, you might be dreading the moment on New Year’s Eve when the little voice inside your head starts asking questions.
“What was my biggest accomplishment this year?”
“Which goals did I fail to achieve?”
“Did I really give it my all this year?”
Does that sound familiar? Don’t fret. Here’s the antidote to not worry about these questions next year.
Many people spend their entire lives complaining.
And yet, they don’t take any action.
They would rather complain than do something productive.
Don’t fall into the trap of complaining versus actually doing something about the issue.
Ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to get out of first gear?
Your actions seem to being going from slow to slower.
Do you need something to pick-up your productivity today?
Read on, for “12 Quick Productivity Pick-Me-Ups.”
This is a wake-up call.
You are not going fast enough.
Another day has passed, and you are no closer to your goals than you were yesterday.
(Or has is it been another month? Or year?)
The truth is that you will not reach your goals unless you pick up the pace.
“You’re not going fast enough to be successful.”
In your search for productivity, are you constantly changing up your game?
Always trying new techniques, tools, and the latest gadgets?
This constant state of flux can actually make you less productive.
Perhaps, you need more of the “same” to get things done today.
People often tell me what they want to be.
Often, their big goals represent something they are not doing currently… like a new career.
Or something they cannot perform today… such as run a 5K race.
The question is, “Are you doing what you want to become?”
You keep saying you are going to start that important goal.
You keep thinking about it.
But, what are you doing about it?
Did you do anything today to move closer to your goal?
When is the right time?
There may be a better time.
But, there is no such thing as a wrong time.
There is just time.
So busy. So hurried.
You have so much work to do that you feel like you never rest.
When do you fit your life in?
Do you even remember your personal life? Or has it become a blur of commuting, work, and errands.
You need to make time for you.
You have dreams inside you.
BIG things that you want to accomplish.
Yet, you have never started many of them. Your dreams remain thoughts in your head.
You have convinced yourself that they are impossible. Or you don’t know where to start. Or you don’t have time.
What’s stopping you from pursuing your dreams?