One of my favorite quotes that I make an effort to live by every single day is Tom Hopkins' Golden Dozen from his book The Official Guide to Success. The quote goes as follows:
"I must do the most productive thing possible at every given moment."
Now, does this mean to work yourself like a dog 24/7? No. Because sometimes, the most productive thing you can do is spend quality time with your partner or to simply relax. But when you absolutely need to put your nose to the grindstone, are you able to live your life by this quote? How often do you waste time reading something unnecessary online or responding to some silly Twitter or Facebook matter? I'm nowhere near living my life by a quote as steadfast as this, but I think by keeping it in mind, I've definitely pushed myself to a higher level than I was at before hearing it.
Make your relaxation productive, your loving moments with your partner productive, your enjoyable activities with your friends productive by doing them all well and focusing on getting as much out of them as you can. Don't go out with your friends with work on your mind, go out and enjoy yourself fully! Likewise, don't go to work hating every moment of it, wishing you could be somewhere else. When you're there, kick some butt so that you can later get to a higher and better position. Push yourself to the front. Great words by Hopkins here. Do what you can to follow his example.
Today, I worked on Sheepish and wrote a post about the importance of profound silence. Happy Wednesday everybody!
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