When we hear about highly accomplished leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals juggling multiple tasks, it can leave us feeling inadequate and unproductive. However, it may surprise you to know that most individuals are not as efficient as they appear. In reality, being considered above average means working at around 60% efficiency. Now, imagine if you could increase your focus and efficiency to 70% of the time. That would be truly remarkable. Those who consistently achieve their goals understand the importance of efficiency in a way that sets them apart. You’ll be surprised at how much you can get done right now, not by working more hours, but by working more efficiently.
Many people become frustrated when attempting to begin a new mission, learn a second language, write a book or complete a specific task. Self-directed tasks with no specific deadlines. Years can pass without significant progress if no specific timelines are established. While they may claim to have started seven years ago, in reality, they have only dedicated a mere twenty hours to the endeavor. As a result, it is beneficial to stop believing that you have spent years working on something. You can see from some honest reflection that you have not made progress because you have spent so little time on it.
When you put in the effort, your progress will be visible to all. You cannot hide your work ethic. It is impossible to forge it (1 Timothy 4:14-15). If you want to improve your efficiency, attach a purpose to your days. Moses (the author of Psalms 90), prays, “teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalms 90:12). If you are mindful of your days, you will seek the wisdom you require to make the best use of your time. You do not have to work twenty hours a day. Seek to become more efficient with the hours you already work.