In your quest to be as productive as you can, it's important to recognize when things are actually getting done. Just because you feel busy and productive doesn't mean that you really are making progress.

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As you make progress toward a goal, there might be a time when you feel like you're just spinning your wheels. You feel like you're moving at light-speed, but your destination doesn't seem to be getting any closer. Alfred Armand Montapert, author of The Supreme Philosophy of Man: The Laws of Life, may have described it best:

"Don't confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but doesn't make any progress."

If it feels like you're on a rocking horse, going nowhere, you need to redefine what being productive means to you. Even the smartest people make the mistake of assuming that motion is equal to action. Instead of doing more things to achieve your goals, do things that have more of an impact on making progress.

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