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Thoughts for Success: Motion Without Productivity Is a Careless Extravagance Most Can’t Afford

Do you know an RN colleague, friend or family member who’s always busy, but never gets much of anything done? Motion directs our lives. It’s motion that leads us to where we’re going physically, mentally and spiritually.

Vickie Milazzo’s Thoughts for Success on Motion without Productivity

All motion (act or thought) commands that first, a decision is made regarding a direction, and that decision is crucial to the quality of the resulting motion. To expend motion without productivity or emotional or spiritual payoff is wasteful extravagance.

We each have limited resources of time and energy. Why waste something so valuable? The motions we choose (calling attorney-prospects or visiting Facebook® for the fifth time that day) can take us to new places or keep us stuck in place and time. Check in with yourself throughout the day and ask, “Am I in motion or just going through the motions?

Time is a precious gift and I believe the motions we expend within our allotted time are not meant to be wasted.

Success Is Yours!

P.S. Comment and share how you stay in productive motion, not just in motion.

2 thoughts on “Thoughts for Success: Motion Without Productivity Is a Careless Extravagance Most Can’t Afford

  1. I have fallen into the “going through the motions” trap too many times! I call it spinning my wheels. I have employed a few techniques to keep from alluding myself that I am being productive rather than wasting precious time. One thing I do every day is make a list of the important and not so important things I want to accomplish for that day. Referring back to that list several times during the day helps to keep me focused on the immediate goals of the day. I add the not so important items onto my list to give myself breaks. For instance, since I work primarily from home, I might add a small chore that will get me up and moving for a short period of time so I can get back to work refreshed and energized. Another technique that has been quite useful is to post on the wall above my desk short inspirational messages to myself such as the one which says in bold uppercase red letters REMAIN FOCUSED. That reminds me to get back to the job I was working on before my break, even if not completed in one day, until I do complete it. Now is one of those times! See ya! Gotta get back to work……..

    1. Linda, I like the sign you described, “Remain Focused.” It makes sense to me. I do inspirational signs and I am a list person too! Thanks

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