What do you need to do your best work?
Is it a great team? Maybe motivation? Or a strong authoritarian to tell you what to do?
There are no wrong answers unless we lie to ourselves. Whatever it may be that we need to do a great job, and by great, I mean something that makes us proud, is what we need to bring to our environment to get us going.
Although there are no shortcuts to success, there are ways that you can take ownership of your own productivity. Small, but impactful decisions can change the course of your day, week, month, and year. They also add up over time.
What is it that you can do to help you stick to your guns?
If it’s big and unobtainable, can you break it down?
If it’s small and negligible, can you improve it?
Striking a balance is necessary, as you can always do better. Especially if your payout is connected to the results that you create, it’s wise to consider ways to improve the output of your time.
However, it’s also vital not to get bogged down in improving efficiency and sacrificing creativity. Most of today’s work is based on having the right idea, rather than toiling for hours on end.
So maybe your way of doing better work has nothing to do with improving output, but rather taking steps to eliminate thinking barriers and assumptions.
Whatever it may be, I’m interested to hear what you are doing to enable yourself to do your best work? What is the one thing, that if it was gone today, you wouldn’t be able to deliver on your promises?