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Activity and Productivity are Different

Activity may be necessary for productivity, but they are not the same.

When evaluating how you spend your time, it can help to look at your activities through this lens. What activities consume time without producing results?

Steve Blank, an excellent advisor to entrepreneurs, writes about this principle in relation to growing sales and building startups. See Steve Blanks’s blog

http://steveblank.com/2009/11/09/relentless-%E2%80%93-the-difference-between-motion-and-action/

The principle holds true in general, inside and outside work.