Guess what? We all have the same 24 hours in a day. And the same 7 days in a week. And the same 365 days in one year.
So how do some people seem to be able to accomplish so much more in the same hours as the rest of us? By doing the “right things” at the “right time.” In other words, successful people know their High Value Activities as well as High Value and Low Value Time. They work on HVAs in productive slots and LVAs in less productive time slots.
There are literally hundreds of Success Habits. Let’s look at only a few:
In this post we frequently discuss success habits. Examples might be:
- Practicing more kindness and compassion
- Managing time more effectively
- Determining our High Value Activities
- Paying closer attention to Emotional Intelligence
- Communicating more effectively
- Developing character and integrity
There are many other opportunities to build Success Habits. Just the list above can easily send someone into overwhelm. But remember how to eat an elephant.
The Pareto Principle states that 80% of our success comes from 20% of our activities. Do you know which activities count toward success in your job? If not, it is time to purchase or design a system to start tracking where you spend your valuable time.
In business… some High Value Activities Habits might include:
Or Are You Doing the Right Things?
Peter Drucker says, “Efficiency is doing things right and effectiveness is doing the right things.”
The most successful people focus on their High Value Activities or HVAs. Focus on your High Value Activities and the money will follow.
We have looked at the 80/20 Rule, or the Pareto Principle, many times in our posts and for a variety of topics. The Pareto Principle basically touches everything we do.
This post covers our High Value Activities, or HVAs. These are the daily, weekly, monthly activities that are going to make your goals, dreams, ideas, and results come alive! 80% of our success comes from 20% of our activities. Yes, you heard that right. A mere 20% of our activities fuel our success. The remainder of our time we are working on Low Value Activities that can be very exhausting. They are the routines and ruts that we find ourselves in that many times can be eliminated or delegated.
In our next post we will look at ways to move closer to our High Value Activities.
“Are we doing things right or are we doing the right things?” Judy Bell