The world is differentiated by the fact that the people living in one particular time by their activities, aura, and personality changes the surroundings, making an everlasting impact on themselves, their surroundings, and on the entire time where he/she is living. Many people achieve success to such a rigorous extent that the possibility of achieving such a phenomenal achievement looks superficial, almost like a collaboration of myth with reality. One thing which is common and the opportunity is equal for everyone is that every person has 24 hours a day. The only difference that matters is how one utilizes that 24 hours in the most productive, efficient way and what the outcomes measure only and only success. Now for the sake of example let’s have a look at the corporate world, it is found by a study conducted by a private research firm in the corporate world that 53% of surveyed employees are less productive when their work environment is too cold. 85% of the employees are not actively disengaged in work and this results in a 7 trillion USD loss of productivity. Apart from that few statistical data which are prepared by a private research organization are as follows:

  1. EMPLOYEES who work from home are 52% less likely to time off work
  2. 86% of employees prefer to work alone whether they are working from home or the office. Many employees claim there are fewer distractions while working alone.
  3. In any field an average employee is productive for 60 percent or less.
  4. office meetings need to be that unnecessary but they are neither so productive either. Few facts to highlight such as
  • 91% percent of employees daydream in meetings\
  • 39% of employees have slept in meetings.
  • 96% of people have missed out on at least one mandatory meeting.
  • 73% of employees have worked on other work during meetings.
  • 50% of employees consider meetings as wasted time.
  • 89 % of employees complain about poorly organized meetings.

This entire study was conducted by A PRIVATE RESEARCH INSTITUTE.

Now focusing on a few methods on how to be productive all 24 hours to ensure each and everything is done with a clear goal in mind with a positive outlook, result-oriented drive ensuring clean and complete delivery assurance. Some of the METHODS TO BE PRODUCTIVE

  1. PERSONAL KANBAN: One of the most popular productivity methods the main formula applicable in this method is to have a clear visualization of the entire work and limit the work in progress. Try to get the work done as soon as possible and avoid backlogs as much as possible.
  2. EAT THE FROG: This is although a very simple technique in which the most challenging and critical activity in the entire list of work is cleared 1st as soon as the work day starts. The motive behind this is clearing the hardest task will boost confidence and morale and make a clear vision of the goal.
  3. SET UP SMART GOALS: It is the best option to set your goals and the entire focus should be on how to align your energy and effort in achieving the goals. SMART stands for SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, ASSIGNABLE, REALISTIC, and TIME BOUND. The motto is to understand what needs to be achieved and set your time according to that goal.
  4. THE ACTION METHOD: The process to check out a plan to complete a project by breaking the entire process into 3 parts
    1. Action steps: what are the actions to be taken?
    2. References need to focus and understand what resources are important and priority.
    3. Backburner items Those ideas which might be required for future reference.
  5. TIME BLOCKING: In the process of time management the main prerequisite is to have a clear understanding of the timeline every task needs to be completed. To have a structured outlook on all the tasks so that all things are done properly.
  6. GETTING THINGS DONE: ONE major focus of activity and task planning and management is the ultimate FOCUS to get the work done completely. There are mainly 5 steps: capture, clarity, organize, reflect, and engage.
  7. PAROMODA: It uses a timer so that an entire work day is broken into sub-parts. This is a technique where after working for 30 minutes people take a short break of 5 minutes. This technique is useful for large, typical, complex problems or activities which require skill, technical, and analytical skill sets.
  8. THE EISENHOWER MATRIX: in an organizational set up there are many tasks that are ranked in order of importance and priority. In this method, there are 4 categories mainly
    1. Urgent and important
    2. Urgent and not important
    3. Important and not urgent
    4. Not important or urgent

The man who took the internet world to the next level creating a world within itself, a part of our life inseparable founder of FACEBOOK INC Mark Elliot Zuckerberg born in White Plains, New York on May 14, 1984. Mark Zuckerberg was a born coder, he can connect all computers between his house and his father's dental office so that they can communicate with each other. In 2002 by the time he joined Harvard he had already earned the name of a programming prodigy. Once he wrote a program called course match which allowed users to make class selection decisions based on the choices made by other students and also helped students form study groups. After a short time, he created a program face mash that allowed students to select the best-looking person from the choice of an entire group of photos. The thing is a website that contains names and 2 photos of individuals who lived in dorms and were kept open for public voting. Later the college shut down the website. Later in 2004 January Zuckerberg launched “The Facebook” in partnership with Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris Hughes, and Dustin Moskovitz. However, they faced problems launching the venture. He had plans to expand it beyond Harvard and spread it all over.

Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to complete the project. He and his other co-founders moved to Palo Alto, California. They rented a rented house which was the 1st office of Mark Zuckerberg. Over there Mark met Peter Thiel, the 1st investor on Facebook. Mark decided to continue staying in Silicon valley as it was the center of computer technology in the USA. The focus to build Facebook was not just money. It was that vision to have a free flow of information across every individual across the world. In July 2010 Mark Zuckerberg's  Facebook reached a 500 million user landmark worldwide. Slowly and slowly the stage was set so that the world was taken by the technology storm of Facebook sweeping the whole world population under one screen. Today Facebook Inc stands as one of the biggest MNCs on Earth with a net worth of USD 430 billion.

The top 10 mantras for success in accordance in line with the success of Facebook are as follows :

1) Cultivate a dream

2) Be ambitious

3) Take baby steps.

4) Have faith in yourself.

5) Be true to your passion.

6) Be open to criticism

7) Be hard working

8) Do not let business giants cow you down.

9) Take risks without Faltering

10) Adhere to process

Just imagine a person who thought of using leisure time in creating something innovative that will rule the world someday. The origin of Facebook started in the dorms of Harvard which according to many was a time-pass creative activity. A program that is a mere platform of social engineering will turn out to be the biggest worldwide platform. Productivity is not just being productive while you are working. It is also to be innovative while one is relaxing in free time. As earlier mentioned every human being has 24 hours in his life. The fact is how he/she utilizes that time is up to that person. Mark Zuckerberg utilized his time creating, cultivating the idea of Facebook, and thinking of the fact of how it will impact the daily life of people. This is an example of being productive even by staying nonproductive in leisure time. A coder does not write java programming language codes, a programmer can bring change to the world.

Talking about being productive, let's shift our focus from the corporate world to the world of fitness, sports, and hard work. A story, a myth of bravery, fearlessness, and courage, unbreakable stamina, passion to achieve and to do the work. A young 19-year-old  Bengali girl Sayani Das after 14 hours and 8 minutes swimming across the English channel became the youngest girl to achieve this milestone. In the ice-cold freezing water, the jellyfish attacked piercing the skin and every possible barrier that tried to stop her from achieving her goal. But there is a saying you can break my body but you cannot break my soul, my passion. That 14-hour-long battle and finally taste of success. Pain is temporary but glory is permanent. Sayani started learning to swim at a very early age. She belongs to Kalna (a town in West Bengal) where she was not allowed to practice swimming all due to some political rivalry. However, she did not stop and moved to Rishra, a small town in West Bengal, and started swimming over there. In July 2017 she completed her English channel swimming and touched the French beach. Swimming is considered a time pass activity a fitness drill, life-saving hack but when someone uses her passion for swimming to create a world record and achievement setting up an example of bravery and honor that is a classic example of being productive and the best utilization of time, skill and energy. Then she planned to complete the Monokai Channel in the Hawaiian Islands and on Friday, April 29, she became the 1st Indian and Asian swimmer to cross the Monokai Channel. Any individual who can realize his/ her potential and starts being focused productively towards that goal the garland of success and trophy of achieving is inevitable.

History teaches us one thing: people are ordinary. It is the situation that makes someone above the ordinary. Not everyone with talent comes into the limelight. But that never ensures there are less talented genius people around us away from the limelight. If someone asks what is the definition of productivity the answer might come that utilizing every moment of life in such a way that an entire skillet and bucket of talent is discovered. A middle-class young girl of Shibpur - Howrah stands out to be such an example. She is an MCOM final year student, currently a black belt holder in karate, a soft skill counselor, a personality development coach, a private tutor, and a professional photo shoot model. She is also an online merchandise seller of Oriflame beauty products. How can one person handle so many diverse activities? A challenging part but quite a simple answer. It is just utilizing every minute of life fruitfully and productively. Piya Saha, an ordinary girl, believes that life itself is a one-time opportunity to be skillful in many things one can train herself. She has won 18 medals in karate till now including 5 Golds, 4 Silver, and 9 Bronze medals in state, national, and one international level competition. She achieved her karate black belt in only 3 years clearing all the exam belts. She earns her income from her private tuition and handles her MCOM higher studies pretty well. Even if a person is relaxing on his/her weekend that time can be utilized by doing things that are beneficial to self, or career. Life can give fruitful results only when we sow the seed of hard work followed by passion and proper planning.

This is applicable across all field sectors. Domain. A student invests 80% of his /her time in completing the curriculum syllabus. The remaining 10 percent in acquiring an extra certification and the remaining 10 percent in hobbies which are relaxing to the mind as well as increasing his knowledge base, reading books about famous personalities. This is how champions are different from the rest of the masses. A corporate employee is productive by investing 80 percent of his time in his daily work activities, 10 percent of his / her time in acquiring new skills, technologies, and knowledge base, and the remaining 10 percent in trying to acquire higher educational qualifications. Life is precious and so is the chance to lead a life in a happy, successful way, so the focus is to be productive.


  • Wikipedia information piece of Mark Zuckerberg, Sayani Das. 
  •  The inputs of Piya das were shared by her in person. 
  • The photos are collected from the Facebook handle of the mentioned person’s id.

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