I worked hard yesterday so I feel like I am getting somewhere. The day was a productive because I wanted to be ready for my upcoming gig. One activity I engaged in was a 2 mile walk due to the need for exercise. Exercise is important for your productivity because you take care of yourself. If you don’t exercise it seems to hurt your energy level and thus your productivity. So, it’s important not under-estimate the need for exercise.
A key to a productive day is also using a daily to do list. Your productivity gets much better when you use such a list but it’s also important to use it correctly. The website, Lifehack, provides some great tips on how to use the daily to do list wisely: Daily To Do List Practices. I have long term goals that I write out every day and then a daily to do list. I like to use the daily to do list to break my long term goals down into simple small tasks. This approach enables you to get a lot done over a period of time and ultimately accomplish your goals.
Two lists are important, the long term goal list and daily to do list. The long term goal list gives you direction and a destination to work towards so you have a purpose. A lack of purpose is what hurts many people and their productivity. A daily to do list is part of your plan to accomplish your long term goals. By breaking down tasks into small things each day that work towards goals, over time you accomplish a lot.
I think their is a saying that goes “drip by drip the giant jug fills slowly up to full.” So, it’s the same concept as long term goals and daily tasks. The jug is your long term goals and the daily to do list is each drip of water filling the jug. The concept is very simple and easy to understand. It works quite well in the real world.
William Davenport is a graduate of Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He is also a combat veteran of the Georgia Army National Guard serving a tour in Afghanistan from 2009-2010 with Operation Enduring Freedom in addition to a deployment to Bosnia Herzegovina with SFOR in 2001 as a NATO peacekeeper with Task Force Eagle. Currently, he is a professional magician offering trade show magic, children’s magic, close up magic, parlor magic and stage magic designed to entertain people of all ages. William is the manager of Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C.