Are You Productive or Busy?


13 Questions You Should Ask Yourself

reverse mortgage newsAre you pulling your hair out throughout your day in the office? Do your professional demands outweigh your time, available resources and energy? Such a predicament led me to ask what is the difference between a busy person and a productive one?  I’m going to keep it simple this week. List-simple. Here are the key differences between a productive person versus a merely busy individual. Perhaps this is the lifeline you’ve been waiting for.

1. Priorities. Productive people only have a few priorities. Busy people have many priorities which can lead to burnout, time conflicts and job dissatisfaction.

2. Saying ‘No’. Productive people know when to say ‘no’. Busy people say ‘yes’ to every request. Set reasonable and realistic expectations with others and yourself.

3. Think twice. Productive people think twice before taking action. Busy people respond in haste without much….

Credit to Ricky Tang, Contributor to Lifehacker.

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