Feeling Unproductive at Work? Here’s Why

Learn From Other’s Mistakes

Warren Buffett famously said, “It’s good to learn from your mistakes. It’s better to learn from other people’s mistakes.”

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel of success when it’s already been done for you. Instead of trying to learn new skills on your own, be open to receiving help and investing in information courses and books. You can save yourself countless hours of trial-and-error by replicating the success of others and modeling your actions after what is proven to work.

“If you look at a four-key lock there’s ten thousand possibilities. You could stand there and try every possibility until you get it right, or you can just ask for the code,” says Hassam.

Focus On The Full Picture

We live in a culture of bootstrapping that extols the hustle and grind as a noble path to success. Oftentimes success is prioritized at the expense of sleep, interpersonal relationships, health, and happiness.

The key to being more productive in your life is to take into account the full picture. Your ability to be productive in business will be limited if your aren’t nurturing the other areas of your life in tandem. Conversely, if you manage to achieve financial success, you may find it doesn’t fulfill you as a standalone source of joy.

The most productive individuals are those who recognize that thriving in every area of their life makes getting work done quicker and more effortless.
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This article originally appeared on Forbes.com