Productivity is in the eye of the beholder.
When I think of productivity, I think about whether or not I’m moving my goals forward and taking care of the things in my life that is most important.
By that definition, you must have a goal or dream or vision that you are pursuing: something or someone you want to be in the future.
If you are searching for ways to be productive and not procrastinate on what you want to accomplish or who you want to be in the future, maybe the answer is incomplete.
Do you know what you want to achieve and why you want to achieve it?
Are you crystal clear on the meaning and purpose behind your goals, actions, and pursuits?
Do these things excite you and scare you a bit, as well?
Until you can answer these questions with simplicity and clarity, maybe you’re setting yourself up for failure from the beginning.
The chances are that if you are continually grasping for motivation or inspiration to avoid low productivity and procrastination, then you may not be in pursuit of your true desires or intentions — which is leaving you less than excited about your potential and future. While almost all life goals, in which we strive to become better and something more than we are today, will be difficult and come with challenges — it shouldn’t paralyze us into procrastination.
Our big goals and dreams in life should move us in a way that pulls us forward. It should, or at least the actions, be simple. The internal drive it puts inside us should be quite inspirational, from an organic sense.
In my life, I know that chasing goals I wasn’t genuinely committed to or didn’t find a tremendous amount of connection to was a waste of time. Sure, I went along and competed towards that goal, but it was more complicated than natural. Finding a naturalness to your pursuits should be what you seek.
When you seek out pursuits that are true to you, no matter the difficulty, I don’t think you can ever go wrong in that pursuit, whether it makes you a fortune or not. The wealth or position or fame or power won’t lead to true internal happiness in ourselves and who we become.
Finding a way to create the best version of ourselves, do work that internally inspires us, and be the best version of ourselves is what will bring joy and happiness to our lives. Which, in turn, will bring more to our overall lives: relationships, spiritual wellbeing, personal growth, etc.
So, if you find yourself searching for more productivity and less procrastination, get real with what you are pursuing.
Make sure it’s the race you want to be in and that you are genuinely enjoying it and understanding where you want it to take you because it’s true what they say about it, not being about the results. Instead, it’s the journey that matters.