Differences Between A Busy Person And A Productive Person

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Sukhdeep Singh

Sukhdeep Singh

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Passionate about playing with words. Sukhdeep is a Post Graduate in Finance. Besides penning down ideas, he is an expert online marketing consultant and a speaker.

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You are a person to complete projects and tasks they have, be it professional life or personal life? Perhaps you wonder if you are productive or busy.

Don’t you feel like punching your boss in the face when he labels you as an unproductive person at the workplace? But, you cannot do that. You know that to an extent your boss is true about you. What makes him feel so about you? Here are a few tips that can help you under the difference between a busy person and a productive person. Learning these will not only save your tenure but will improve you as a person as well.

1Priorities

Productive people have only a few priorities on their list, but busy people have too many priorities that they have established.

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2Projects

In respect of productive people, they always know when to refuse a project, a partnership or other form of work, if not in their interest or if they do not have time. But busy people accept everything.

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3The Mode of Action

Do you know the importance of thinking before acting? Well, productive people know. But, busy people are known for acting before thinking.

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4Multitasking

Scientists have concluded that multitasking can significantly decrease our productivity. Therefore, productive people focus on one task at the time, when busy people are adept at multitasking.

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5The Overview

Not all people have an overview. A productive person will always know how to look at things objectively and as a whole, but busy people will only focus on details.

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6Responsibilities

Productive people know how to delegate their work. On the other hand, busy people always try to overload themselves with a lot of responsibilities that are not even theirs.

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7Program

Productive people know how to plan things. They do their homework in advance and have proper schedules for everything. However, busy people are one hundred miles away from those things.

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8Energy

Busy people feel exhausted at the end of a working day. On the flip side, productive people are full of energy even at the end of a trudging day because they do smart work and not hard

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9List of Actions

Strange but true; productive people’s to-do lists are significantly smaller than those of busy people. As I said earlier, productive people are people with schedules and plans.

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10Entertainment

If you’re productive, you already know how to avoid distractions that prevent your productivity or efficiency. But if you’re busy, you are going to be distracted by every little thing that you face in your life.

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11Time

In terms of time, a productive person will always make time for the most important priorities of his. And, a very busy person will always complain about not having time for things.

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12Goals and Strategies

Productive people set their goals and clear strategies. Whereas busy people on the side, they nor have goals neither any strategy.

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13The Measurement System

A productive person will always measure the quality of his work. And, a busy person will always measure his work on the scale of his time.

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14Expression

You may have noticed by now that people give productive actions speak for themselves, while a busy person will complain about others that are always busy.

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Hope by now you have learned the difference between productive and busy person. How about you?