Perhaps just as important as committing to certain actions, is learning what you should NOT be doing at all.
Some of our actions can make a huge different in business, it’s true. The goals of leaders often reflect lofty ideas and create a unique hopefulness that everyone can share in.
Yet it is also most important to realize that certain actions each of us undertake, are in fact, useless by design. We all do this, so there is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s becoming aware of the useless actions that we repeat, which really matters the most.
In becoming more “aware” of our daily actions, we can then reshape our habits. A great way to achieve this, is by recording the time we spend on various activities throughout the day.
Be sure to include everything, from what you did on your smartphone, to how long you took to eat your lunch (and what you ate), and even include any extra breaks you took. In short order, you’ll have an itinerary of what you’re really doing that will allow you to see what is distracting you and what you need to focus more on.
Use this knowledge to eliminate the pointless things you’re doing as much as possible. Realign your productive habits with what will make the biggest difference in your business activities.