Working long hours does not necessarily bring productivity and fulfilment. It’s not the number of hours that matters, it’s what lies within those hours and whether they are filled with growth and progress.
I’ve certainly worked my fair share of long hours. However, as a leader, I strived to make each day full of hours of progress, not just full of hours. I led one of the most profitable real estate offices in Australia and New Zealand and part of our success was that we worked to a five-day plan of effective hours. Equally important were the hours of progress in other areas of our lives such as health, relaxation, fun and relationships.
Make every hour count by working towards what you value, like your:
- physical and mental health
- personal development and learning
- family relationships
- quality friendships
- relaxation and good sleep
- recreation and fun
- work achievements
- financial freedom, and
- growth through challenge.
With a definition of success as ‘living a life according to your values’, we spend more hours getting things done that matter and create highly productive hours. When we aim for hours of progress rather than complaining about hours worked, life moves forward — forward with each hour of progress!
Every Minute Counts and You Can Have It All!™