How productive you are is never about simply achieving. Everybody achieves something sometimes.
It is the lengths to which one goes to achieve that makes them extraordinary or just plain ordinary. Or perhaps less.
Effort is what propels achievement – and it’s often not the person with the most talent that stands out but the one who worked the hardest. Prominent leadership expert/speaker/author John Maxwell has touched on this in many of his books, most prominently in Talent Is Never Enough.
Be honest with yourself…if you’re not getting what you want out of what you’re doing, what’s holding you back? Are you making the most of what you’ve got or resting on your laurels? What keeps your achievement level high – or what brings it down?