Productivity and Opportunity

Productivity is a funny thing. It comes and goes. For me lately, it has gone. Too often I find myself thinking I’ve lost productivity. I sit and dwell on the thought. I ponder it. And, I lose even more. The minutes tick by while I zone out, or while I stare off into the beautiful sky. The HOURS stampede passed while I stare at the TV.

We all, at one time or another, wonder why we let time pass without getting things done. Chores, projects, blog posts, research, books, work, etc. It happens to every one of us.

What would it look like if we could take back even a small amount of the time we waste every day?

Off and on I’ve attempted to become a member of a unique club. I enjoy my membership. It is similar to being a member of a gym. When I’m there and working out, I love it. I love the idea of it even more. But, many times I fall back into non-membership.

The club I’m in and out of doesn’t cost me any money up front. I do believe it is costing me money on the back-end. Weird club huh? It only costs me money if I don’t show up.

Not showing up certainly costs me more than money.

I am on a journey to change my life. I have a desire, and a call, to write about my life. Eventually I’d like to stand up in front of people and speak about my life too. By not making a daily appearance at this interesting club, I fall short of moving forward with my writing, researching, planning, preparing, and general growth.

So, tomorrow morning, on my day off, I will once again make an attempt to regain membership into this club. The club doesn’t cost me monetarily if I show up. It costs me in far greater ways if I don’t. It costs you too. If you are reading this post, my inability to be a consistent member of this interesting club, costs you my words. This may sound egotistical, but I have proof from people in the form of comments and conversations, that my words do in fact matter and make an impact.


Tomorrow I begin again.


Do you struggle with productivity?
What actions do you take, or would you like to take, to be more productive?



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7 thoughts on “Productivity and Opportunity

  1. We all struggle with productivity. Ultimately not getting things done hurts not only us but the people around us. I’m so glad to see you’re trying to get back into the “club” because we need you there. If you make the decision to go every day (even when you don’t feel like it) it becomes a habit sooner than you think. Great post!

  2. My biggest problem with productivity is social media and blog reading. I love to do both but they seriously kill some of my writing time. I am supposed to be looking for an image for tomorrow’s post right now! I am in the #5club though.