In 2020, productivity and performance were on question for the fact that many workers shifted to working remotely. One had to quickly adjust and adapt to the measures and effects of lockdown, quarantine and social distancing. I believe you also faced challenges in delivering the personal and career results expected of you.
Good enough 2021 is here for you, have you already set your annual targets? It is profound to consider the following as you pursued your 2021 master plan;
Double the work effort
Working hard is a generational piece of advice which has always been emphasized. If you applied a workforce of 8 hours daily last year, it is time to plan work for longer hours. You have to aim for a minimum of 10 hours in order to compensate for the lost time and output. Your best investment is the effort and time you secure for your goals. You can double your work effort by;-
Having a productivity plan
Being active is not necessarily being productive. Do not be looked up in the activity zone where there is much stuff engaging you, getting tired yet no great achievement. The key aspect worth your efforts is productivity. This is because there is a product after every activity, productivity comes from Product and Activity. Are you just active or productive? Have a productivity daily plan, not a daily to-do list.
Identifying the time zone which works for you.
Everyone has got different hours of being in the ‘mood’ of work. Well, there are times you feel you are not producing anything or struggle to get results. Yet there are times where results seem to come within a short time and minimal efforts compared some hours. Identify which zone you create most out of your time, to some it is early morning, or late night to others it is broad daylights.
Motivation is very key in getting you going. Motivation is the fuel of human productivity. Under what energy do you create the best results? Everything possible to maintain your motivation high.
Get More Committed
Commitment is anchored on a personal character to stay focused on the goal. It takes determination to hit beyond your set expectations of the year unless they are low targets. How committed are you to achieve your 2021 set goals?
To stay on our course, it requires minimal distractions. Just like Winston Churchill said, “You cannot reach where you want go if you start throwing stones to every dog that barks.” You need to list all the issues that take your attention and time off productivity, could they be phone calls, fan sites notifications, parties, friends Etc. Make sure you consciously replace such time waisters with productivity.
Create a conducive environment
I personally work well in a cool and quiet place without any noise. To some colleagues of mine, they work well with music on, some in a noisy environment. What kind of environment is conducive for you?
Manage your emotions
Staying positive and being in a good state of mind are key components of setting yourself ready for achievement. Write the top stress-causing routes to your life and quickly identify ways you are consistently going to triumph over them. managing your emotions is one gift to yourself you urgently need to embrace in 2021.
As you look forward to a colourful 2021, aim to compensate what you could have achieved in 2020 so as to drive you crazy hunting for results.