Productivity and GTD

9 Habits That Will Change Your Life

AUTHOR: Chloe Bennet

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Are you tired of being unsuccessful? Do you want to change your life?

Here are some useful tips:

Evaluate yourself

Before you can get started on your way to success, you should first get to know yourself. For one, evaluate your strengths. What are they? Compassion, flexibility or something else entirely? You can use these to grow – play to your strengths. Then, assess your weaknesses. Do everything you can to improve yourself. Understand your triggers as well. For instance, a notification from social media drags you off your work. Find a way to avoid them.

Create schedules

There is nothing better than a good old schedule to keep you on track for the day. You can schedule your days, weeks or even months. However, these aren’t effective if all you do is write things down.

For instance, you list twelve tasks you need to do and you end up doing none. However, try setting five important tasks for yourself. Then, make sure you achieve them as early in the day as possible. This is a surefire way to get into the habit of actually doing the things on your to-do list.

Focus on your priorities

The most successful people in the world all have one thing in common – they learned to prioritize. It’s a famous rule – 80% of your results come from the 20% of your work. Find the 20% of your daily work that will give you the best results and prioritize those tasks over all others. Do them early in the day. If you have enough time later, do the rest.

Declutter frequently

A cluttered desk – or room – might be a sign of a cluttered mind but it doesn’t help your productivity. Clean your room, house or desk up, make everything neat. This is the kind of environment you can work in without being distracted.

You’ll feel much better and be much more productive if your surroundings look good and give you peace as you gaze upon them.

Set goals

You should start each day by setting certain goals for yourself. They can be as complex or as simple as you want them to be. But they need to exist. Without goals, you have no idea why you are doing something or even what to do. So, make sure that you always have a goal in mind. You can also set long-term goals for yourself or your work.

Always learn new things

Learning never stops – even though some people stop learning as soon as they are done with their education. However, the only way to survive in this world and stay on top of things is to be adaptable and continuously learn new skills and gain new knowledge.

With all of the information and books available online nowadays, it’s very simple to do this.

Believe in yourself

One of the most important things you need to learn is to believe in yourself. If you don’t, no one will. If you have a dream, you need to believe in it and thus, you have to work for it. Protect it from anyone who says that you can’t do it.

Learn from failure

Failing is not pretty but it carries valuable lessons. Don’t give up, just learn from it. Get better, get stronger and then try again.

Work hard

Above all, in order to change your life, you need to be willing to work harder than anyone. Be the first one in and the last one out. Your hard work will pay off.

Success is often elusive. People have different perceptions of what success really is. But you should believe in your own and never let anyone tell you that it’s not good or that it’s weird. Form these habits in order to reach success.

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