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You will be the person what you click

You are being categorised every time you read any news or watch any video. Spent 1 minute extra in one of those faking articles website, you are being categorised as a person who likes articles from that more and will see those ads only on facebook or in your Google News suggestions against other productive ones you could have seen. Spent watching 2 episodes of a Crime coverage, youtube will categorise you as one who likes crime serials and will start experimenting by showing you more of such content in finding how much you are interested.

It’s very easy to be part of what I call “machine fed habits” where machines will feed you to an infinite loop of suggesting articles around an article you read. The worst thing is the average majority of people read articles that are most likely not going to be productive, helpful in your field or learning based but more around entertainment or gossips. You will be fed to a majority liked articles loop. It might already be happening to you and you might not have noticed.

 

Be very conscious of next article you are going to open or next video you are going to watch since there is a high probability you are going to consume similar content a lot in your coming days or years since software categorises you as a person who likes that content and starts experimenting with you showing similar content.

You know the outcome.. it will make you that person.

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Being successful

A very noble thought has come to a mind today – lets be successful. The only problem is the mind does not know what is being successful. Lets drill down to what is being successful.

Being successful really means doing things which you really want to do and more importantly not doing things which you don’t want to do. It is very much linked to being happy for success overall is achievement of happiness only. Note that much emphasis should be given on not doing things which you don’t want to do. Doing things for most is an infinite ongoing list.

Its very common to associate money with being successful. I am not denying it is not, the only role of money is “money buys you resources which can be bought and which you can not do” as well as “buy resources and time which you want to do“. That explain the role of money.

Now the most important factor apart from role of money is when money does not play a part in success. e.g., you want to be fit, control an addiction,  wake up early etc. In fact surprisingly, most of the time money actually becomes your enemy in becoming successfully.

So now when we know what being successful is, lets try being one.

What is your list of things you want to do and more importantly things you don’t want to do.

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Last hour of the day

Last hour is the most important hour of the day. It should not be dedicated to a specific task for the day. It should be kept absolutely free, preferably quite, alone with a good music or walking or in any other way where one is mot relaxed and prepared to do observations around and inside.

This settles mind, prepare body to rest to work for next day and gradually with increase observational awareness – such an act automatically starts drifting thoughts to ones that only experience can tell.

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Compound interest value of efforts

Making disciplined effort is extremely important. Pick out the projects that matters to you most and keep dedicating small or large time to them everyday. Fix amount of time you will dedicate. These efforts gives back compound interests rates. Working distracted on multiple tasks never give you compounded value. True for relationships and money also.

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A relaxed mind

Being relaxed always is most under rated yet it is the biggest thing that can make difference. A relaxed mind is the best state of mind and most productive. 24 hours of being relaxed is more productive than a month of zigzag and stressed one. That’s the most important thing which makes difference between being super smart and dumb. Being relaxed does not mean you don’t have to be hustler, industrious or ambitious.

Its an art to achieve things while being most relaxed. And that is also a great way to achieve things. A relaxed mind is capable of taking best decisions.

There is an interesting story where a guy wants to climb Mt. Everest.. While starting he is very calm, relaxed and determined for his goal. This is his best state of mind and any decision taken at this time is best decision he can take. However, upon climbing almost half of Mt. Everest, he is stressed and tired. He has stopped enjoying the climbing as stress has come in his way. He had not trained himself to be relaxed and even worse, does not understand the importance of calmness. He reaches a flat area. He starts brainwashing his mind that with such a good view already, whats the point of climbing more? This brainwashing and stress made him never achieve what his calm mind would have. He is forever in misery now till he is relaxed again as he had taken decision with a stressed and tired mind.

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Restlessness in enterprises

Restlessness is the most anti-productive feeling. It is only beneficial for people who are just put on work to show restlessness to get work done. Also, that is a very bad way to get work done. It is sometimes seen as positive for organisations with small goals – like an outsourcing company at a certain project stage but is generally very bad for long term.

In restlessness, humans keep getting burst of moments when they can be productive and can focus on a particular thing. Then restlessness superseded all the thoughts. Its like heartbeat, but the duration is little more than that. In those small moments, if a human is super performant and self motivated, he tries to snatch every second to put to work, but such is a misery of restlessness that it takes him over. Then after some time, he has a chance to take over. Distractions occur very easily and humans might end up with just one or two moments of productive work.

It is generally never seen that people actually observe themselves in such situation or take some time to relax. Rather they would be eating, drinking or smoking in breaks. Deep breathe generally helps as it lowers blood rush. A low blood rush helps in focussing and focussing helps maintain that low blood rush. Similarly stress brings restlessness and restlessness ensures persistent stress. What works again is detaching yourself from moment, observing you as such and then getting back after correcting.

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Productivity Tip: Say it and Just do it (don’t just do it)

Don’t just do it, say it and just do it. The biggest productivity tip has always been to focus on what you are doing. But thats not as simple as it sounds like. With connected information age, we are surrounded by millions of distraction already while we are working. People are trying to multi task but thats the biggest stress builder for day-to-day life. Key is to keep doing single task till completion or as per planned and then to move on the next task. Starting to do something or doing while you are already doing something impacts productivity a lot. Just do it is a good approach but you have got to make yourself strong to not do thing B while you are doing thing A.