As professionals, we all work hard to be the best we can be. We attend training, read articles, and try new things to help us improve our performance. However, sometimes we focus on the wrong things and do not improve. In this post, we will discuss three things you should forget and focus on if you want to improve your personal performance. Keep reading to learn more!
Forget Time Management, Focus on Energy Management
We often think we procrastinate or don’t get things done because we don’t have enough time. But the root cause of most procrastination is a lack of energy, not a lack of time. This is why energy management is more important than time management. Low energy makes it hard to focus, be productive, and get things done. Even if you only have an hour of free time, you’re likely to accomplish more during that hour if you have high energy than low energy. The goal is not to work longer hours; it’s to work smarter and more efficiently.
The key is to find ways to increase your energy levels so that you can be more productive with the time you have. Ways to increase might include:
- Do exercises like yoga or meditation
- Take power naps to increase your vitality, or
- Get enough sleep and eat healthy foods to improve your physical energy.
So next time you’re feeling overwhelmed or procrastinating on a task, take a step back and focus on managing your energy levels. You’ll be surprised at how much more productive you can be.
Forget Impressing Others, Focus on Adding Value to Others
Trying to impress others is a dangerous game. Impressing others means that you are constantly trying to change how they see you. And since you can’t control how others think, it’s a losing battle. Not only that, but when your self-worth is based on how others see you, you will never feel good enough.
Moreover, other people are often wrong about what they want and frequently change their minds. If you try to please everyone, you’ll end up pleasing no one. Not only that, but you’ll likely end up sacrificing your values and goals in the process. It’s far better to focus on adding value to others. When you do this, you build genuine relationships and earn the respect of those around you. People may not always agree with you, but they will always appreciate your honesty and integrity. So forget about impressing others and focus on adding value to their lives instead. You’ll be much better off for it in the long run.
Forget Goals, Focus on Daily Good Habits
We all have goals. Whether losing weight, saving money, or getting promoted, we set out to achieve specific objectives. There’s nothing wrong with this way of thinking. But what if we’re better off forgetting our goals and building good daily habits instead?
Let me explain. You usually have a finish line in mind when you set a goal. You’re trying to achieve something specific. This approach can work, but it’s not the only way to get things done. Often, it’s better to focus on building good habits and let the results take care of themselves. Here’s why: First, when you focus on a habit, you’re more likely to stick with it because it becomes part of your routine. Good habits provide a sense of forward momentum and achievement, even on days when we don’t reach our goal. They reinforce the idea that we are capable of change and moving in the right direction.
Second, habits compound over time while goals tend to have a deadline. Third, good habits lead to multiple positive outcomes while most goals are singular in nature. So if you’re trying to make a change in your life, don’t get too hung up on the destination. Instead, focus on building good habits and let the results take care of themselves.
We hope you’ve found these tips helpful. Now it’s time for you to experiment and see what works best for you. If you want more ideas on how to improve your personal performance, be sure to check out my other articles on habits, creativity, and productivity.