The Secret to Being Ultra-Productive


How often have you felt overwhelmed like you don’t have enough time, or you run out of energy
half way through the day, and you never get enough stuff done? Common experience, right? For a lot of us. And so how do we end up handling that? Well, one way is to
just plan out everything that you’re going to do and time block and have every little detail organized. But then by the middle of the day, sometimes earlier, have you
ever felt like a prisoner in a prison that you built? And then what’s the
other way to handle that? Is just to just let go and let me just kind of go
with whatever feels right, and let me just kind of think all day, and let me just feel good. And that’s cool for a time as well. But ultimately, the way to be productive and to be happy at the same time is to be right in the middle,
to be in your own groove. You actually can experience this ultra-human productivity when you’re not trying to do something
just to get it done, but you’re doing something that feels good while you’re doing it, where
action becomes its own reward. And you’re making progress
on meaningful objectives but those are the
byproducts of your action. You’re doing the things every day that you actually want to do. Is that even possible? It’s absolutely possible. And it’s a lot easier
than you might think. And here’s how you do that. It’s a little principle called The Best Next Thing. Now some of us here this and we think, no it’s the, I’m just going
to do the next best thing, but I’m not talking about settling here. I’m not talking about letting
go of what you actually want and just being happy
and not being ambitious. We’re not talking about
the next best thing, and not getting what you really want. The best next thing. That simply means from
right now, where you are, what’s the best feeling
thing that you can do? Out of all this menu of actions that you might possibly take, what’s the one thing that feels
the most inspiring for you? And your logical brain
might jump in and say, yeah, but that’s not the most productive, or I’m not going to make the
most money by doing that. But money is not the
ultimate form of value. Your energy is. You feeling good about the
next thing that you’re doing, that’s how you get things done. So instead of stressing out because you’ve got this giant plan, or instead of just backing
away from everything and saying I give up. Why not feel for the best next thing? What is the one thing
that you can do right now that has the most energy for you? And don’t be surprised if it
seems to have nothing to do with your work or your
job or your business. It might be going for a walk, it might be taking a nap, it might be getting on the
phone and talking to a friend. And you may find that after that, you have a renewed sense of energy to then go for the best next thing.

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3 thoughts on “The Secret to Being Ultra-Productive”

  • Britas Raasch says:

    Again….I am happy to come across your channel and by the way. At first lol I was like who is this awkward quircky fellow. Came across your channel listening to Michael Sealy… Namaste

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