You’re More Productive Than You Might Think

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As I look back over the last month… I feel like I haven’t done as much as I’d like.

There’s a lot I want to do in life, and I don’t necessarily feel like this has been the most productive month ever in reaching those goals.

But at the same time… I have done a lot.

  • I’ve listened to/read several new books – some that have been sitting on my bookshelf for years!
  • I’ve completed 4 weeks of MBA classes, including some very frustrating challenges
  • I’ve written a number of articles as a freelance writer, and I’m starting on a new project with my favorite client
  • I’ve lost a few pounds and joined a weight loss program to help keep me accountable
  • I’ve spent a lot of time with my family and friends
  • I’ve joined a peer coaching program where I help someone younger than me progress in their MBA
  • I’ve applied to several jobs and got into the 2nd round interview process with one
  • I sold a gaming chair- a cool toy but one that isn’t being used right now – to free up physical and mental bandwidth

Sometimes it’s tempting to ignore what we’ve done. We get so focused on what we want to do or still need to do that we don’t celebrate our victories.

I think most achievement-oriented people do this. They just see everything in the past as a stepping stone, but they aren’t satisfied yet. They have their eyes upwards on the prize, rather than looking down to see how high they’ve already come.

While Rory Vaden’s philosphy of “Success is never owned, it is rented and the rent is due every day,” holds true, we can’t forget about everything it took to get to where we are. I worked hard to get to where I am today. And even though I’m not where I want to be, I can still be thankful that I was able to put in the time and effort required to get here.