Sometimes Productivity Has to Hurt a Little Bit

Productivity Hurts

Being productive isn’t always effortless and simple.

Sometimes being productive hurts a little bit.

Discomfort, hurt feelings, or even disappointment.

Are you willing to endure short-term pain in order to reach your goals?

No Pain, No Gain in Your Productivity?

Successful people know that progress is not easy.

It takes time.

You have to do the work in order to move forward.

You will suffer setbacks. Other times you will fall down.

You have to stand up for yourself, your goals, and your beliefs.

Getting things done is not without discomfort.

“Sometimes you have to endure short-term pain for longer term gain.” (Tweet this Quote)

In order to move towards your goals, you may need to endure some productivity pain.

Here Are a Few Times When Your Productivity May Hurt:

  • Saying No – Sometimes you have to say no. You might hurt feelings. Yet, if you never stand up for your own time, then others will continue to take it until you have none left. Saying no to others (and yourself) is a necessary skill in protecting your time.
  • Not Doing What You Want – There is a time to do what you want. However, having the discipline to do what you need to do is what moves you forward. Do you have the fortitude to put aside what you want to do, in order to do what you need to do?
  • Pushing Yourself – Reaching new accomplishments means stretching your limits. You will need to push yourself beyond what you can do today.
  • Leave Your Comfort Zone – As the saying goes, if you do what you’ve always done… you’ll get what you have always gotten. You will need to get uncomfortable and leave your bubble in order to get new results. This can be uncomfortable emotionally, as well as physically.
  • Admitting Mistakes – Sometimes you have to take a setback in order to move forward. This could mean admitting a mistake, canceling a project that isn’t working, or re-evaluating a goal. Are you ready to take a step backwards in order to take two forward?
  • The Task You Don’t Want to Do – There will be things you don’t want to do, but you will have to do them anyway. Whether it is a tedious task or simply something that you do not enjoy, you will have to be disciplined enough to get the work done.

Getting Uncomfortable to Make Progress

To move towards your goals you might have to get uncomfortable.

You may have to endure a setback in order to move forward.

And you’ll need to endure some short-term pain in order to make progress.

Make sure you have the endurance and discipline to push onward.

Question: What productivity pain have you endured to make progress in your work or life? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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