Removing barriers to high productivity starts first and foremost with ourselves. I am constantly looking inside myself to figure out “what’s my fault” around productivity….
Here is one of my personal “watchouts” to being highly productive. Anybody out there ever PROCRASTINATE? I have done that. And…I’ve learned NOT TO. Why? Because some things that are urgent AND important (Quadrant I) are never going away. AND…when I choose to leave something to the last minute I am making Quadrant I larger than it needs to be, creating my own unhealthy stress. Through our research around the 5Choices, I am very clear about the effects of stress on the human mind and body. For that reason, I now avoid procrastination at all costs. It is in my control to do that…..and I sleep better at night!
Contributed by Kory Kogon, FranklinCovey Global Productivity Practice Leader