Today’s “Triple P” post is about EFFECTIVENESS VS. EFFICIENCY.
The distinction between effectiveness and efficiency can be summed up this way – Being effective is about doing the right things, while being efficient is about doing things right.
Think about that for a few moments. Do you see the difference? How effective are you? How efficient are you?
Consider these tips when trying to become more effective and efficient in your life’s journey.
1) BET ON YOU. So many times we waste energy and effort on things that have absolutely nothing to do with bettering our lives. We allow other people to get us caught up in their drama. As a result, if I’m going to bet, I’m going to bet on myself. I would encourage you to bet on yourself as well. At the end of the day, the only hands you can depend on are the two at the end of your wrists.
2) USE AN HOUR GLASS WISELY. Time is something none of us can control. The most successful people in life use their time extremely effectively and are ruthlessly efficient. Unmotivated spouses, unfocused boyfriends/girlfriends, lazy co-workers, and “big talkers” are all avoided in the lives of people of purpose. These “laser focused” people have come to realize through trial and error it is later than you think. The “life clock” continues to tick. You can’t stop time, but you can stop wasting your precious time on people, places, and things that do not value YOU. Make time your ally.
3) MEAN WHAT YOU SAY. “If you need me call me.” OR “I got ya back.” OR “How much do you need?” Some people will say or do anything to pub themselves up. They will make commitments, but sadly never follow through. While we all struggle with schedules in life, some people are just big talkers. Some may even mean well, but lack the resources to deliver. I understand and I am a little sympathetic. Action speaks louder than words. In a hyper technologically advanced internet based world, a new breed of scam artist has emerged. People short on actual experience, education, and resources are passing themselves off as experts, professionals, and gurus with no relevant experience, education, or resources to back up what they are saying. When you speak, don’t say it unless you mean it. Be MEANINGFUL. Say what you mean and mean what you say.