How to Be More Productive
Productivity Resources by Productive Flourishing
“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” – Paul J. Meyer
What does being more productive mean to you?
Here’s what I think: being more productive means spending more time, energy, and attention on making progress on the stuff that matters. (I say “stuff” because I don’t want to constrain our thinking to be solely in terms of “work.”)
If flourishing is the end goal of everything we do, then productivity is the means.
If your actions are aligned with what matters to you the most, then you’re being productive. If your actions go against what truly matters to you, then you’re not being productive. This means that sometimes work isn’t productive, and other times, relaxing, playing, or simply being the best person you can be with your loved ones is the most productive action you can take.
I can see the gears turning in your mind. You might be asking yourself, How can I be more productive? And you’re not going to find the right answer, because you’re not asking the right question. There are over 50 questions that are better to ask than how to be more productive. After you’ve started asking yourself the right questions, flip through these productivity resources. And then pat yourself on the back, because you’re one step closer to flourishing in everything you do.
What is Productivity?
- How Heat Mapping Your Productivity Can Make You More Productive
- A General Theory of Productivity
- A Special Theory of Productivity
- Why Productivity Is Bunk
- The Engagement Threshold: The Key to Consistent Creativity and Productivity
- Time Management: It’s Not Rocket Science
- Why You Don’t Really Have a Time Management Problem
- Effectiveness Is All About Managing Your Time, Energy, and Attention
- 10 Fruitful Ways to Spend 10 Free Minutes
- The Benefits of Displacement
Getting Projects Done
- Welcome to Project World
- Who’s the Project Owner?
- Why You Shouldn’t Do “Just One More Project”
- Why Today Is the Perfect Day to Start Something New
- How to Be Creative and Productive in Every Stage of a Project
- Use the Two-Hour Rule to Make Progress on Your Creative Projects