By Jake Yap
Note: Jake is a guest writer from Leyte, Philippines.
All of us have tasks and goals we want to achieve, whether it be related to work, a job, or an organization we’re part of. We consider it important, but sometimes, we don’t actually do the job. We may worry, without doing anything to finish it. That leads to procrastination, or worse, failure to finish the task. This can result in feelings of disappointment or frustration. But what if I told you that these things can be determined by an important choice to make? In my opinion, in some sense, being productive is that choice.
Every decision and action we take in our lives involves a choice. It alters the potential outcomes we hope to achieve. That also applies to productivity. When we want to become productive, we should make the choice to become more productive. It ultimately depends on us whether we make the choice to be productive at the moment. Think of it this way: when we have a task we need to do, there are two roads we have to take. The first one would be the “YES” road, while the second one would be the “NO” road. The first road is a long and narrow path. It’s difficult to pass by, but it’s worth it in the end, while the second one is a wide and seamless path. It’s easy, but in the end, there might be disappointment or regret.
The “YES” road might be considered the more tough and long path, but the more we appreciate how it’s challenging, the more we grow, and the more we enjoy the journey. That is the choice we should make when doing an important task. Since those two choices have different outcomes, we should take our time to make the right choice. If we choose “NO,” we might eventually worry that we didn’t do the task earlier. Or, if we choose “YES”, we may get long-term gratification. Most importantly, it helps us grow and achieve the task. So, what choice are you willing to make? Your choice is an important one. So, choose wisely!
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