Why Settle for ‘Less’ when you can ‘Achieve’ More?

Personal development personal and career growth progress and potential concepts. Coach (human resources officer supervisor) motivate employee to growth.

Situation 1:-

An “X “employee gets the promotion while a “Y” employee doesn’t!

Situation 2:-

“ABC” salesman could reach the given target in the particular time while the other “KYC” couldn’t and hence is fired from the organization.

Clearly, the difference between the two is their ‘Effectiveness’!

In today’s competitive world, the word “Personal Effectiveness has got an immense importance, and why not? Today’s work environment is very demanding and to be uccessful means grooming yourself and honing with the skill of being effective. Personal effectiveness is not restricted to the corporate environment. Productivity is important and can be applied well to all other walks of life. May be also the be kitchen work , gym work out or anything else carried out by you.

What is this technique and how to imbibe it?

Well, let us discuss in detail what is personal effectiveness after all?

Peter Drucker quotes:-

Efficiency is doing things right, Effectiveness is doing the right things.

Self explanatory as it is personal effectiveness of a person can be calculated by two parameters. It not only measures the result against time but also gauges the quality of work. Quality and quantity, both are important. Thus, effective people are those who can achieve more quality work in less time. While doing so they are not stressed, or confused as if they are working under pressure. Neither do they lose their physical health nor do they lose their mental or emotional one. These people are consistent and deliver results constantly.

Andre Maurois says The effectiveness of work increases according to geometric Progression, if there are no interruptions.

So let us take a look at how do you achieve personal effectiveness. Personal effectiveness is the art which helps in self development. You need to observe and practice the seven important rules to achieve the same.

Rule 1:-

Thoroughly understand what you want to do

When you start doing a certain work do start in haste .” Well begun is half done”- Isn’t it? And that is why it is required to thoroughly understand the task which you are supposed to begin. Read through or just mind walk through the process. You may encounter some grey areas which can be dealt with by exploring more from the umpteen books and also the internet. Information can be extracted from various sources if not available readily! Isn’t this process more sensible than starting the project in a hurry and then stumbling across something which you are clueless about? This is one of the principles to work your way straight to personal effectiveness. It reduces the time in which the work is done and also improves the quality of the work.

Rule 2:-

Focus on your work.

It is easier said than done! But you need to starve all the distractions that come in your way and you need to feed your focus. The art lies in not digressing from the objective in any way. Focus means to continuously put your attention on something and forget the rest of the world. When handling something of critical importance, lock yourself in where no one can disturb you. Once you start on focusing on what you want to achieve, every other stuff should appear meaningless. Focus empowers and teaches you a lot. If you love your job, this love will add to your focus. One has to decide to be focused until it becomes a habit. And eventually the end result is qualitative work in less time.

Rule 3:

Self belief

Undeterred faith in youself  is a sure way to personal effectiveness. Unless you believe in yourself how can you make the world believe you. Doubtful mindset spoils the results. You should have a constant strong belief in yourself and your capabilities. Best possible results often are delivered when you keep reinforcing that YOU CAN DO IT !

Rule 4:

Expect the unexpected

Life is never a straight line. Everyone has their own ups and downs. All of us have roughs and crests. But the art to lead personally effective life is to be least disrupted due to unexpected events. You can have a plan. But rarely do plans get executed in the same way as planned. You should be proactive enough to foresee any interrupting event and should have an alternative plan which would work without any hassles. Personally effective people are prepared to handle any situation with great ease.

Rule 5:-

Application of mind which is always necessary.

Mind is the biggest weapon. Human beings are armed with it and must use it for improving on the battle of being competitive. Many great feats are best performed when mind is applied to those. Never take for granted even small objectives. Once you apply mind to a particular problem, you will definitely find a solution. The more you apply your mind to something that you love it becomes more effective .

Rule 6:-

Put your mind and soul into the work

When you dedicate totally and put your mind and soul into an objective, you start enjoying the work. When you do the same you leverage on opportunities .The lessons learnt through various experiences in life could also be put to use to be personally effective.

Rule 7:-

Stretch yourself a bit

Nothing worthwhile can be achieved by shortcuts. You should be eager to move an extra mile Then only better things can happen.

It is often said that if you wish to achieve something you havent you need to dosomething you have not! That is where you can get different results by putting yourself to a task little more than yesterday. Your objective should not be competing with others, but improving your own self . Continuously improving the work that you do and following the other 6 rules is the way to sure ‘personal effectiveness’

Thanks for reading. Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

Your comments are welcome and will be highly appreciated!

Thanks for reading.

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