Difference Between A Busy Person and An Effective Person

There are plenty of reasons why so many of us feel so busy all the time because we do not find time to try a more effective approach and clear priorities in life. We are too busy that we failed to see things in a different light. We are too busy to be effective.

In fact, there is a difference between busy and effective. A busy person is someone who is filling time with tasks rather than prioritizing results. He/she works without systems or ways of tracking progress; take tasks at random without prioritizing by importance or urgency; spends a lot of time on things that don’t actually matter; and equating doing with accomplishing.

On the contrary, an effective person is someone who can figure out how to spend less time on getting more things done. He/she is uses systems to track goals and accomplishments. He/she works on the most important things first, being selective with the use of time and resources and choose the most direct path to accomplish results without doing much.

We just need to identify our priorities and goals in life. It doesn’t matter anymore what we do or where we work. We have to be more productive on the job. The ache in our brain after several long hours of work should be our signal to take a break. We just have to give ourselves a moment to relax for a while or just reflect. Unconsciously, we are rejuvenated and ready to achieve greater efficiency.

We need to eliminate the things that don’t matter during our workday – they have a nominal effect on our overall productivity. We can knock out our most challenging work when our brain is fresh. By organizing our schedule, we’ll be able to create a new and more productive way to manage our time.

Stop confusing productivity with laziness. We need to place our focus on doing the things that matter most as efficiently and effectively as possible. We have to stop multi-tasking. We cannot do many things at the same time. Get things done more effectively and efficiently by focusing on one task at a time.

When we set specific goals, knowing exactly what we want to achieve keeps us motivated until we get there. Think about the specific actions that need to be taken to reach our goal. Achieving any goal requires honest and regular monitoring of our progress. If we don’t know how well we are doing, we can’t adjust our behavior or our strategies accordingly.

When we are setting a goal, engage in lots of positive thinking about how likely we are to achieve it. Believing in our ability to succeed is enormously helpful for creating and sustaining our motivation. But whatever we do, don’t underestimate how difficult it will be to reach our goal. Most goals worth achieving require time, planning, effort, and persistence.

We focus on goals that are all about proving ourselves, rather than developing and acquiring new skills. There are many people who are too confident in their ability to resist temptation but successful people know not to reach a goal harder than it already is.

This article is about how we can accomplish work effectively by not making any excuses of being too busy to do a task.