Tuesday, July 17, 2007

How to Make Progress

We all want progress. Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. However, if you know that you are heading toward the wrong direction you need to make an about-turn. Otherwise, you will drift further away from your goal. Be sure your directions are clear and accurate. If you aren’t going forward, you’re going backwards.

Many of us like to utter the favorite phrase - "I am very busy". However, we ought to remind ourselves that we must "Never mistake activity for progress."

What counts is what get done. Thus, "Don't tell how hard you work. Tell how much you get done."

“It is important that you recognize your progress and take pride in your accomplishments. Share your achievements with others. Brag a little. The recognition and support of those around you is nurturing.” - Rosemarie Rossetti

If you really spend some time to learn at least one thing a day, or improve one thing a day, you will be amazed how much you have learned and accomplished.

Manageable chunks or bite size chunks is always the way forward. Make progress on something every day. It doesn’t really matter how big or small the level of accomplishment - just make progress.

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Sue said...

This is exactly what I needed to read today to put certain things into perspective for me. Thanks!

J@n!ce said...

Sam, thanks for this post.
This reminds me that as I get to read Surjit & you blog more & more often (progressive), I feel that I am getting more & more wiser..... :)

Have a good day at work :)

surjit said...

Absolutely true:
"Never mistake activity for progress...
Thanks Sam Chan, for a wonderful motivational post.
Best wishes.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Sue,
I am glad that you find this post helpful.

May you make a lot of progress in whatever you do!

Best Wishes

Sam Chan said...

Hi Janice,
I am very happy to know that you are becoming wiser after reading this blog.

Thanks for your kind support and encouragement! It means a lot!

Many blessings.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Surjit,

Thanks for giving me your feedback. I really appreciate it.

May we all make steady progress in whatever we do!

Best Wishes

Titus-Armand said...

"Don't tell how hard you work. Tell how much you get done."

Congratulations for a very good post. You've synthesized a lot of valuable information in this article.

Most people fail in their goals because they don't take action to make them happen.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Titus-Armand,

Thanks for your kind and motivating words.

Very true, most people fail in their goals because of inaction.

Thanks for adding your insightful views.

Best Wishes

Mr. Biggs said...

Hi Sam,

This a nice article. Short and to the point with a quote highlighting your point. Its all about being effective rather than being occupied.


Sam Chan said...

Hi Mr. Biggs,

Very true...Peter Drucker once said, "Efficiency is doing things right, but effectiveness is doing the right things." And this requires thought.

Thanks for your nice words. I am glad that you liked this post. Best wishes.