5 Differences between Busy People and Productive People

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By: Ana Margarita Olar| Executivechronicles.com

In a workplace, at home, at school or at any institution, there are so many “busy” people. But is being busy equals to being productive? Take a look at these big differences between “busy” people and productive people:

BUSY PEOPLE HAVE MANY PRIORITIES, PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE HAVE SPECIFIC GOAL

It is tempting to be just “carried away” by the system. Busy people are “too busy” because they have no clear target for the day. They end up exhausted, tired, confused, but had little accomplishment.

Productive people have their clear set of goals for the day. They focus on the goal and have specific steps to achieve the goal. In the end, they have a sense of accomplishment for that day.

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BUSY PEOPLE SAYS THEY ARE BUSY, PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE ARE “BUSY” WITH THE RESULTS

Busy people often brag how busy they are. They complain about how difficult things are. In fact being “busy” has become their alibi for not accomplishing anything. But, productive people do the opposite.  They don’t brag about their accomplishment. If things are difficult, they find easier ways to do the task.

BUSY PEOPLE DON’ T HAVE TIME FOR ANYTHING, PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE ALWAYS FINDS A TIME FOR IMPORTANT THINGS

Busy people are so busy looking “busy” that at the end of the day, they are so very “tired. They are too tired to have time for their family. They are too tired to fix themselves. They are too tired about well, about anything. Productive people always find time.

They spend time with family and friends. They still have time to socialize and unwind. Because they have the sense of accomplishment, they find time to reward themselves. They find time to achieve personal goals that lead to self and career improvement.

BUSY PEOPLE ACCEPTS ALL WORKLOAD, PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE PRIORITIZE EACH WORKLOAD

Busy people say yes to every workload because they want to please everybody. In fact, that is why they must always look so busy, to please everybody. Productive people focus and lessen redundant workload if possible.

They discern whether it is urgent, or not. Productive people know their priority. They don’t stick to the routine. They have their own way to make work faster, easier, and achieve outstanding results.

BUSY PEOPLE SAYS THEY WILL CHANGE, PRODUCTIVE PEOPLE STRIVES FOR A CHANGE EVERYDAY

Busy people are too busy to change their ways. They are stuck in the routine. Their routine has become their comfort zone. Productive people stay out of routine.

They do things in a different way. They don’t just “go with the flow. They clarify the situation before going into action. If the action didn’t work, they move on and try something else until they finish the job.

So what kind of person are you? Are you the busy one? Or are you the productive one?