How to become highly productive everyday without losing motivation
You may heard about Compound Interest, Did you ever heard about Compound Time ?
There lies a simple technique to become productive.
Warren Buffett, Oprah Winfrey, Bill gates all do this one thing outside their to do list everyday.Despite having greater responsibilities, these top performers often find time to step away from those works and invest their valuable time in deliberate learning.They may achieve less in a day at first but drastically more over the course of their lives.Just like compound interest, a small investment now yields surprisingly large returns over time.
I hope you may know about 1.01 vs 0.99 rule, both the numbers are so close to each other but the value of 1.01 ^ 365 and .99 ^ 365 will not reflect the same.
Billionaire entrepreneur David Rubenstein reads six books a week, I know it's a lofty goal but you can try for a 100 pages when you are commuting everyday.
Now, I will give you Five hacks for develop some compound time in between your busy schedules.
1.Keep a Journal / a Handbook
Oprah Winfrey starts each day with her gratitude journal, noting five things for which she's thankful.Find out what is most important, ask yourself some questions before bed.Ever notice that after writing about your thoughts, plans, and experiences, you feel clearer and more focused
2.Take a Nap
Take a nap in between long schedules, you will perform 30% more productive.Thomas Edison napped for up to three hours per day. Winston Churchill considered his late afternoon nap non-negotiable.Leonardo Da Vinci was used to to a dozen 10-minute naps a day.A state of awareness between unconsciousness and consciousness that helped them access a deeper level of creativity and productivity.
3.Skip the Lift at least once
Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche quoted, "It's only good ideas gained from walking that have any worth." Charles Darwin went on two walks daily: one at noon and one at 4 p.m. Did you ever noticed that great professors like Walter Lewis gave lectures while walking.
4. Read Read Read
CEO of Disney Bob Iger gets up every morning at 4:30 a.m. to read.Elon Musk read two books a day when he was younger.Reading will improve your memory,empathy,imaginations,creativity and subsequently it will de stresses your mind.
No matter how much you read and reflect, you're still going to have to spend some time making your own mistakes. If that discourages you, just remember Thomas Edison. It took him more than 50,000 botched experiments to invent the alkaline storage cell battery, and 9,000 to perfect the light bulb. But at his death, he held nearly 1,100 U.S. patents.
"Our success at Amazon is a function of how many experiments we do per year, per month, per week, per day...." - Jeff Bezos