10 Essential Keys to Personal Effectiveness written by Michael Angier (PDF)
The Art and Joy of Being Efficacious
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED why some people seem to accomplish so much while others struggle along barely able to attend to them daily needs? Highly effective people usually fulfill their achievements with less work and effort than those who accomplish little. The difference is in them focus, intention and skills—all of which can be mastered.
In the pages to follow, well touch on several techniques and strategies that can enable you to optimize your potential. This report is for people who want to be more effective—people who want to get more done in less time while enjoying the process. It’s for people wanting to experience greater fulfillment and create more value in their lives and the lives of those around them.
We all enjoy the satisfaction that comes from getting things done and doing them well. I’ve even gone so far as to write things on my to-do list after they were done just to experience the little joy of checking them off.
When we feel productive, when we think we’ve accomplished something worthwhile, our confidence and self-esteem increases. Even our endorphins are triggered. We feel exhilarated. Our life is more fun.
The goal is efficacy—one of my favorite words. Efficiency is doing something with the least amount of effort, time and resources available. Effectiveness means getting positive results—doing things which are worthwhile.
You can be efficient without being effective—doing things that don’t matter—like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. You can be effective without being efficient—doing something worthwhile, but taking too much time or having it cost too much. What we want to strive for is efficacy.10 Essential Key To Personal Effectiveness