It’s important to analyze how we spend our days, hour by hour, and regularly look for ways to work smarter and ways to eliminate time wasters. So, to get started, here are four things that productive, successful people never waste their time doing (and you shouldn’t either).
- PRODUCTIVE, SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON’T GET SUCKED INTO SOCIAL MEDIA. Being on social media- checking notifications facebook, scrolling through pictures on instagram, reading quick updates on twitter, whatever it’s part of everyday life. But if you don’t control how much time you spend on it, the hours will fly by and you won’t have accomplished anything on your to-do list. So either put a time limit on it- set an alarm for when you need to minimize it, close the app, do something else- or only get on after completing necessary work projects. Use social media as a reward.
- PRODUCTIVE, SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON’T FOCUS ON WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING It’s great to be inspired by what other successful people are doing, but when you are constantly comparing yourself to the next person and it’s bringing you down, it’s time to shift your mindset. Be inspired by others, but focus your mindset to only compete with the most important person yourself.
- PRODUCTIVE, SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON’T HANG OUT WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE. It’s said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. So if you want to be your best, you have to surround yourself with the best people. Be sure to eliminate negative, toxic energy around you. If you want to soar in life, you need to unload what is weighing you down.
- PRODUCTIVE, SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON’T GO THROUGH THE DAY WITHOUT THE PLAN Successful people have a purpose, a laser focused plan on things they want to achieve on a particular day. I believe in writing things down- but only the top two or three priorities i need to accomplish that day, not a long list of things. Write down your top priorities and break down those large tasks into more reasonable steps and you will see yourself wanting to get them done and crossed off the list.
Pastor David Olubukola Ajide was born on August 6, 1966. He grew up and schooled in Osun state in the 60s/70s until he relocated to northern Nigeria.
Though he acquired his academic degrees in record time, it was obvious from the moment he surrendered his life to Christ at the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile- Ife, that he was called to the ministry.
During his NYSC service year , by the grace of God, he established a campus fellowship, a prison ministry, seeing to the spiritual needs of inmates weekly as well as a ministry to lepers, taking food and sanitary items to their colony regularly.
During his Masters degree program in Babcock University, he led many to Christ through the campus fellowship which he started, many members of which are standing strong in Gods vineyard today.
As General Manager in Pacific Holdings Ltd, a position he held until he was called into full time ministry, he also set up weekly office prayer meetings which grew into full fellowships.
As Senior Pastor of Victory Sanctuary Seventh Day Adventist Church Lekki, a church with 15 Outreaches, the Lord has used him to lead many to Christ and into their divine destiny. He has authored several sermons, songs, books and publications to the glory of God and is happily married with 3 children.