Productivity: The True Meaning

Productivity: The True Meaning

Many of us misunderstand productivity as being busy all day long. However, the true meaning of productivity goes beyond being constantly engaged in work. It’s important to understand that we cannot focus on work for 24 hours a day, even if we consider 16 hours.

So, what can we do to achieve productivity?

I recently started reading the book “The Productive Muslim,” and here I’ll share my insights from the first chapter:

Understanding Productivity:

Productivity can be defined as the combination of focus, energy, and time.
If you have high focus and energy but lack time, you cannot be productive. Similarly, having ample time but insufficient focus will also hinder productivity.

These three elements are interconnected. If any one of them is not balanced or absent, you cannot achieve true productivity.

What Productivity Really Means:

It doesn’t mean being busy all day.
It’s not limited to a specific time or part of the day.
It doesn’t require a boring routine where you have to turn off social media, TV, and sports and work all day.

A productive person knows when to play, when to study, when to use social media, and when to work.

It’s also important to remember that you cannot be productive all the time. You need to rest just as much as you need to be productive.

Chasing productivity all day can be counterproductive. It’s like driving a car for 24 hours straight; the engine will overheat and eventually break down.

Chapter One: The Productive Muslim
© Ashikur Rahaman

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