Progression & Productivity
the practice of planned progress & productive contribution
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Fruits of Daily Observance
Progression and productivity are the fruits of daily alignment with our values, mission and vision, coupled to the practice of gratitude, active meditation, goal setting and the execution of ‘planned action’. If the Communitarian Unions are to be installed across the globe as demonstrations of universal, sustained, peace founded on sharing resources that sustain life, liberty, health and happiness, the practice of conscious progression and productivity cannot be negated on a personal or group level. It will never ‘come to pass’ if communitarians remain content to merely theorize about possibilities.
Mastering Personal Progression & Productivity
Mastering personal progression and productivity is akin to developing a muscle or any art form such as composting music, or creating an exquisite tailor-made garment. Rarely is it a talent anyone is born with, instead, it is a skill that requires time, patience and practice to acquire.
Driven by the commitment to live the principles and practices of communitarian union – holding all things in common, communitarians diligently strive to develop personal knowledge, talent and skill with a view to participating and contributing their best to communitarian unions across the globe.
‘Consistently taking action on our goals’ is the surest way to achieve personal satisfaction and evolvement as well as integrate communal participation and contribution.
Achieving productive communal participation and contribution starts with awareness of the need for daily focus, planning and commitment to taking action to progress toward achieving measurable productivity that supports ourselves and our fellow communitarians as well as the wider-world.
Focus is achieved by the consistent actioned-commitment to rise the hour before dawn with the expressed objective to affirm our personal and group values and mission. From there, communitarians plan their day ensuring every moment counts toward progressive advancement toward their personal and group goals.
In this way, communitarians dedicate themselves to progress and productivity each and every day. Even on Sundays – the day communitarians celebrate communal union; they still rise to greet the dawn to fulfil the promise to live their lives ‘on purpose’.
Making Every Day Count
Communitarians endeavour to ‘making every day count’ by working from a pre-conceived and twice-daily reviewed ‘Plan’ with a list of ‘next actions’ designed to ‘keep them on track’ toward attaining their personal and group goals – one carefully considered and executed ‘planned action’ at a time.
Cultivating the art of progression and productivity means ‘thinking before acting’. In this light, further ‘next actions’ are not added to ‘Plans’ unless, or until, they are deemed to contribute to accomplishing the desired goal.
Tracking & Reviewing
Coupling a detailed action plan to an effective tracking and reviewing process will ensure procrastination and distractions decrease, or come close to entirely eliminated.
The weekly ‘Gestalts’ provide the opportunity to learn and seek advice on how to integrate and align productivity goals with personal and group missions.
The ‘Gestalts’ also help communitarians identify when they are ‘off track’ – ‘busy’, yet unproductive due to failure to plan, organise, integrate – share a project, call for cooperative input, or carry the project along in a disciplined well-ordered manner.
The critical element of achieving personal productivity is ensuring time, energy and resources are directed, at the right time, to the right people and right projects. Making every day count toward achieving an aim, means thinking before adding a new item to personal or group, ‘To-Do Lists’. The ideal is to prioritize making sure that what is planned for the day, is actually important and also that we are the right person to execute the task.
Developing an effective and efficient level of personal productivity means focusing on the tasks deemed important and only doing one at a time.
Motivation is the fuel that propels the wheels of productivity to achieve progression. Starting a project is usually the easy part – finishing requires the sustaining quality and quantity of consistent motivation. Superficial things like money, or recognition, can provide personal and group motivation, however only for a time. In contrast, enduring motivation is always and without exception, driven by passion. A plan developed around and because of passion for solving a problem, or creating something new that brings value to people’s lives, has a much better chance of sustaining momentum than a project founded on individual acclaim, or personal wealth.
With this awareness, the communitarian endeavours to identify whether they have a true passion for a project before committing their time, energy and resources.
Creating space for Productivity
An important aspect of actually getting ‘real work’ done is allocate time on a schedule that can be shared with everyone involved. It is the best way to let people associated with projects you are involved in, know when you are available and when you are not.
Defining the Elements of Productivity
In most cases, trying to get more done by multitasking is counterproductive. Dividing your time, energy and even resources between competing demands and processes, more often than not, results in less progress, poorer quality of output, more errors and is more likely to provide less enjoyment and satisfaction.
Concentrating on a single task, produces much better returns on investments of time, energy and resources.
Properly prepared and maintained ‘To-Do’ lists are a core element in mastering personal progress and productivity. However creating actionable effective task-lists requires an understanding of how to define the order and priority of personal or group tasks.
Endeavour to create only short to-do lists that are able to completed on the day.
It is better to under-estimate your capacity to complete tasks, rather than stuff the hours of the day with an over-load of things that ‘must be done.’ All it does is create stress and leave you feeling frustrated and a failure.
The way to create ‘To-do lists’ that propel a project forward, is by spending time deciding ‘what’s the next action?’ Making this the first process of compiling a daily ‘To-Do’ list, will ensure the tasks on the list actually contribute to the advancement of the desired outcome of a project.
It is important to remember that aligning our daily lives with the observance of progress and productivity, doesn’t mean we succumb to ‘over-work’. To consider or demand that humans act like robot, is entirely against communitarian principles and practices.
In this light, communitarians must strive for a balance between work, rest and play, meaning we must consciously endeavour to work smarter, not harder. Productivity should never require anyone to work around the clock.
Communitarians strive to work no more than 30 hours per week, less is the aim. However, it is, and never will be, a communitarian’s aim to live a life of idleness or total leisure, leaving others to shoulder the burden of productive labour and service.