If you’re a millennial like me, you’ve probably heard all kinds of bad things about our generation. There are a lot of people out there that like to point a finger. They accuse us of entitlement and call us lazy — even if the stats don’t agree with them.
It’s easy to get down on yourself as a millennial, but it’s important to prove the haters wrong. By tapping into these 4 habits or techniques, you can boost your productivity and become the millennial star you always wanted to be.
The 4 Best Ways for Millennials to Boost Their Productivity
4. Invest in developing your skills and knowledge.
According to Business Insider, millennials become more productive when they see their earnings as dynamic vs. static. In plain English, this means that, as millennials, we want to increase our skills in order to increase our earnings. When we invest in ourselves and expand our knowledge, we increase our worth and that’s both inspiring and motivating.
Take those leadership classes. Get that certificate. Really want to boost your productivity? Go back to school and get that degree you always wanted. It’s amazing how much more productive you become when you’re chasing a guaranteed opportunity at a better life.
3. Seek feedback. Analyze your own performance honestly.
Feedback can be an incredible motivator, and only be analyzing our own performances can we make successful plans for the future. Seek feedback on your performance and the direction you are taking. Listen to it with an open heart and consider all aspects of possibility open and honestly. When you make mistakes, own up to them and analyze the causes that resulted in failure in the first place. You’ll become more productive when you have a clear picture of who you are what you are capable of.
2. Choose the path of progress.
Being on a dead-end path isn’t inspiring and it’s not going to encourage you to do better. Take the path of growth. It’s been shown that millennials become much more productive in their careers and projects when they see a clear path to advancement.
It may not always be the easiest path, but a path of progress gives you something to aspire to. You will work harder and more efficiently when you know that you can earn yourself a better future in return. Go for that job with upward mobility and you’ll soar.
1. Be flexible.
If you want to stay positive, be flexible. Accept that life has its ups and downs and that it’s sometimes going to change. There will be setbacks along the way, so keep yourself motivated by always having a back up plan and a cool sense of buddhist-like acceptance.
Putting it all together…
Let’s recap. If you’re a millennial that wants to get the most out of your productivity (both personal and professional) you don’t need a complicated set of steps, just 4 basic tenants. Be flexible, remember that life is full of setbacks and everything isn’t always going to go according to plan. Use that knowledge to create a back up plan that gives you peace of mind. Choose the path of progress and always make sure you have something that you will be able to work toward. Seek feedback and be honest with yourself — only by analyzing your performance and abilities open and honestly can you keep pushing forward. Last, but not least, invest in your knowledge and skills. The world is always changing, don’t get left behind. Invest in yourself and become the productive millennial you were always meant to be.
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