Personality and Personal Growth: Increasing Productivity
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Regardless of your personality type, increasing your productivity is always going to be a part of your personal development because everyone wants to get more done in less time. Increasing your productivity level takes work and it is something that you can create a personal development plan for. Just make sure that you are taking your personality type into consideration when you are working on your plan. You also want to make sure that you are hitting all of the important points so that you can be sure that your plan will be effective.
Know Your Abilities and Talents
Before you start your plan, you want to know where you stand. You have to assess your productivity-related talents and abilities to see how strong or weak they are. When it comes to productivity, you want to get the most for your investment of time. So, things like time management, your ability to focus and concentrate and your discipline are all major factors you have to explore. All of these are things that you can improve on with the right amount of effort, so they can become small goals on your personal development plan.
Know the Results that Are Expected of You
When it comes to be productive, you have to first identify what you need to accomplish. You want to focus on this first so that you can prioritize your time. For example, having a clean office is great, but those payroll reports are far more critical and should be done ahead of schedule so that there is never a risk of you turning them in late if payroll reports are your responsibility. This is where you start to assign a level of importance to your tasks.
Be Mindful of Opportunities
You have to know what is coming if you are more productive to stay motivated. You want to know where to put your energy to ensure that these opportunities come to fruition. Once you are aware of the good things to come, you can start making goals that will allow you to accomplish these. For example, if you are up for a promotion, you want to focus your efforts on the things that will increase your chances of getting this promotion while also ensuring that other tasks are accomplished.
Start Setting Deadlines
Now that you have assigned an order of importance, you can start creating the proper deadlines to get things done. You want to first put deadlines on the tasks that absolutely must be done by a specific time and date since these are going to be the most important. Then, add deadlines to your other responsibilities. You can assign a deadline to everything so that you are always on track. Once you have your deadlines in place, create a schedule that incorporates all of your deadlines so that you do not forget anything.
Be Mindful of Your Pace
When it comes to meeting those deadlines, you want to get things done steadily without ever having to rush. It is important that your pace is easy and on par with getting things done without a frantic rush to the finish line. Everyone has a pace rhythm and you need to identify yours before you can stick with it. Doing one thing at a time can help you to create a pace for yourself that works. Of course, you will start with the most important tasks, finish those and then go onto completing your other responsibilities.
Be Results Driven
You always want to keep your eye on the end result of your increased productivity. You keeping your focus on the results will help to ensure that you are actually achieving them. It also helps you to keep going even when things get tough or an unexpected challenge occurs. Eventually, being focused on the results will become a habit and it will be something you do without thinking about it.
Now you have a better idea about how to create a personal development plan for increasing your productivity. You can also better see how your personality type plays into this. The most important aspect is creating goals that you are able to accomplish. This will ensure that everything is realistic and something that you know that you can work toward. Remember to create a big goal of increasing your productivity and then a number of smaller goals that you will use as a way to accomplish your primary goal and keep you motivated.