At Grade Your Day, we focus on personal productivity as a means to achieving personal growth. So what is personal productivity, and how is it different than plain-old productivity?
Joshua Riddle posted a great definition of personal productivity on the workawesome blog a while back. According to Josh, "personal productivity is completing the actions that move you closer to accomplishing your goals in a manner that brings balance and ease into your life." Personal productivity focuses on actions that matter to personal growth, whereas productivity is simply getting things done. Here's a handy Venn diagram to explain what what we mean.
Personal growth requires action, but being productive doesn't necessarily lead to growth. Have you ever had a busy day, but felt like you didn't accomplish anything? The key to personal productivity is carrying out growth activities (such as exercise, meditation, or focusing on a relationship) as part of your daily routine.
As we all know, that's often easier said than done. We are developing a platform that will help you achieve personal productivity by making it easier to set goals, get reminders, and gain insights on the actions that matter to you. This is fundamentally our core purpose.