Most of us stop at having a cultivated mind. We are experts at thinking things through. We enjoy turning things over in our mind. But not all of this leads to any productive output. There's also the productive mindset. The mindset that generates results.
How do you cultivate the productive mindset?
It is by having output-pegged goals. Goals that when achieved results in tangible output. Here's a good illustration. Say I want to become a C# programmer (which is coincidentally true). I can set a goal in three different ways:
- Way 1: By December 2016 I will be a professional C# programmer
- Way 2: I will read one C# book a month and take online classes
- Way 3: By December 2016 I will be creating C# programs especially the stock analysis app I have always talked about, and doing monthly classes to get there.