Being Busy

Productivity - Being Busy

People get so tied down in getting things done, that they often lose sight of what it the real outcome (or value) of all the things that they are doing. Being Busy is often a sign of a person who has not prioritized his/her activities and is working on low-value repetitive tasks, with little to show in terms of results. There is no virtue in being busy. What matters are your results.

Productivity quote by Tim Ferris  - Being busy is most often used as a guise for avoiding the few critically important but uncomfortable actions. Slow down and remember this: Most things make no difference. Being busy is a form of laziness—lazy thinking and indiscriminate action

Is it important?: 1. Doing something unimportant well does not make it important. 2. Requiring a lot of time does not make a task important.

Remind yourself: At least three times per day at scheduled times, he had to ask himself the following question: Am I being productive or just active?

Tim Ferris – Author – 4-hour workweek / Tools of Titans / Tribe of Mentors

You see people who do this—they’re extremely busy but don’t seem to be accomplishing anything. People fall into this trap for myriad reasons. Maybe they’re insecure and want to look important.

Whatever the case, I see people who insist they are “busy” but are merely spinning their wheels like a hamster—never going anywhere.

There is no virtue in being busy. What matters are your results.

Sunil Saxena – Author – Massive Action equals Massive Results

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Other concepts on Productivity

Productivity - Batching


Batching is where you gather all similar tasks and do them all at once. By completing them this way, you can maximize your focus on one type of task over a period of time, and therefore greatly increase your productivity on that particular job.

Productivity - Eliminate > Automate > Delegate

Eliminate > Automate > Delegate

We get so tied down in mundane day-to-day and other routine activities, that it becomes virtually impossible to find the time to work on our more important strategic and longer-term goals. There is a simple solution – ELIMINATE > AUTOMATE > DELEGATE.

Productivity - Focus


A flow state (or being in the zone) is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. This leads to a tremendous boost in productivity and enjoyment, in anything that you do.

Productivity - Right Technique

The Right Technique

We often do things the way we were taught, not because it’s the best way to do it. By keeping you mind open to new ideas and a little amount of research, you could be surprised by the vastly superior and more productive techniques that you can discover, that can boost your productivity and efficiency.