Is this you? You have a big creative idea (a blog? a podcast? a book? a new service?) that you want to make happen. Yet, you fall victim to procrastination + not achieving the goals you set for yourself.
In this recent blog post I shared my view on productivity: what it really is and, more importantly, what it most definitely is NOT. Productivity isn’t the dirty word we’ve come to believe it is. Productivity isn’t cramming every minute of your day full with activities and things to do, so that you can call yourself ‘productive’.
I wholeheartedly believe that this is what it means to be productive:
“Productivity is the means with which you get to work towards fulfilling your purpose. It’s not about working harder, it’s about working purposefully.”
Woah! Read that again…
Yes, productivity without purpose is just busyness.
But before you even can get started with figuring out what it means to be purposefully productive + taking action on your big creative ideas, there’s something that needs to be addressed first. You need to get real clear on the excuses you’ve been telling yourself that have stopped you from being purposefully productive.
To make things a little easier on you, I’m going to list the 12 most common excuses about productivity here. Ready? Okay, let’s get started.