Growing up I had the privilege of visiting my grandma a couple of times. During that time, if there’s anything I always look forward to on the way to see her it is her endless tales. Their themes limitless (some could even transcend into another and another like the trilogies we read today). She always had a story to tell and I can remember enjoying every one of them.
Some weeks ago I wrote a post about some dangerous creativity killers. In it I described the way they attack our creative muscles. I then promised to write a sequel to that post which would discuss how to defeat those creativity muscles dulling things. Well, here we are – this is the sequel.
Everyday I’m on the lookout for better ways to boost my productivity. I’m always testing new strategies – sticking to what works and dumping what doesn’t. All I want is to do more and get better. This is part of the reason why I have this column – to share what I’ve found to be working.
Writers write. It is the only way through which we birth pieces. The thing is for most writers, the development cycle is so slow and although it is not a very bad thing what harm is there in developing fast? The thing is to develop in the craft of writing like any other craft requires practice; consistent practice. To this end it is very important for the budding writer to write regularly.
“Little by little, the bird builds its nest.”
– French Proverb
As human beings, we get overwhelmed. We get drained by a flood of tasks that characterizes our daily lives.
Brim full task lists is our signature.
But so is crossing over to a new day with unfinished tasks.
The work remains undone; the page remains blank and we feel like beating ourselves up. All these can be attributed to a single cause – An overwhelming number of things to do.
It overpowers our ability to tackle them resulting in zero days or worse still – countless unfinished tasks.
It leaves us burnt out with nothing to show for it.
It is true that your usefulness is as much as what you know and can do.
That your worth defines how you are valued.
The past week has seen the usual end of year/ beginning of year frenzies. People all over the world took time to celebrate the New Year in hope of disassociating themselves from certain woes that bedevilled the past year.
It is true, there are lots of things we planned and even worked towards but were unable to complete them. This should not cast us down as there are on the other hand lots of things which we’ve accomplished.
Everybody does several things every day; our task list is always lengthy. We all have many things to do on a daily basis. Some are routine while others are not. The fact that we have lots to do makes it common to end a day with one or many unfinished tasks.
Three steps to Using your past as learning boards
Every day we come across circumstances which are new to us. We find ourselves on unfamiliar paths. As the days sum up into weeks, months and years, we garner a truckload of these new circumstances and they become our life experiences.
Due to the high level of productivity required of humans nowadays, work at night and it’s normal after a long hot day with work and other responsibilities getting your attention. You get tired and look to caffeine containing foods like coffee. This is a good post for the night owls who work well at night. You don’t need to take coffee anymore!
How Greed, Ingratitude and Lack of sharing are depriving you of happiness
You’ve just landed a multi-million dollar contract but you see it like a normal feat!
Your business just recorded an 80% profit for the year but all you said was “it could be better”!
You passed all your exams and are topping your class yet you see it as an everyday thing!
You have all the human factors seemingly required to make a happy man but you aren’t happy!