In a flash nine (9) months have come and gone this year.
Yes, it’s October already.
While some spent these months working on different tasks – from studying to building businesses, writing books and a host of other things, others are totally unaware of how much time has gone this year and haven’t done anything meaningful.
To unlock any door you must have its key. You must possess the required skills before you can effectively function at any job. So also with success, to attain true success you must know and imbibe some mindset elements.
The hurdles on the path of a creative person who wants to pursue a career in her craft used to be boundless. First you’d need to be an apprentice under a master where you learn the basics of the craft after which you’re allowed to set out on your own.
We all want to do all we need to do. Optimising time usage is a craving for everyone but most people are not happy with how they use their daily 24 hours. There’s always this feeling of regret and bitterness over time wasted.
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.
I’ve said it many times that an average human being has more than s/he can handle every day. These overwhelm the ability to hit targets.
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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.
The arrival of the new year is usually characterised by long weeks of preparation and anticipation. Indeed, the past few weeks has seen what is now a usual occurrence – the end and beginning of the frenzies. People all over the world took time to prepare for 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.