How to become a doer?

Being a doer means being active in all spheres of your life. When a doer sees the problem he or she immediately goes to solve it.  Here are 10 steps for you to become a doer:

  1. Begin your work with clear objectives in mind.

Never start doing something in your project before you think about it first. Formulate objectives and create a working plan if you want to successfully achieve your goals. You must have plenty of time to think and create a plan of your future actions, but make sure that planning doesn’t take too much time.

  1. Find the way to effectively measure your productivity.

A successful person always knows his or her own productivity level. You may create your own personal “scoring system”. You must see your progress; it can motivate you for your future actions. 

  1. Busy, but not overwhelmed.

Don’t be afraid to feel busy, no pain, no gain, right? Just make sure that you see the results of your work, otherwise you may face burnout. To ensure that your efforts are not in vain, try to make a timeline in order to track your progress.

  1. Learn how to balance quantity and quality.

Never skimp quality, even if you have eagerness to do more. Never measure your productivity in numbers, always set quality standards. Make a habit doing regular self-evaluation checks to make sure that you are working well.

  1. Find the way to create your own motivation.

You must be self-motivated to become a doer. Do you still remember about your personal “scoring system”? This is where you should apply it, always set new interesting goals after you finish a project to gain more and more scores, and thus improving your own life.

  1. Hardworking environment.

Try to surround yourself by hardworking people who share your ideas. Cooperation and teamwork are two best tools to achieve your goals.

  1. Be a volunteer.

Try to participate in activities that involve real work, even if they are not paid well.  It is helpful to create a working habit, but be careful. It is very important to maintain a balance between your paid work, volunteering and time that you give to yourself to relax and do other stuff. You should never feel tired form volunteering, so use this tool only if you have enough energy and time.

  1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.

Mistakes always follow doers. You are not making mistakes only if you are not doing anything, but not doing anything is the mistake by itself. Mistakes are not a catastrophe, so don’t treat them like that, just be sure to make the right conclusions from them.

  1. Expect everything to be harder and more expensive.

When you write your plan, it is better to make yourself a buffer. So in your plan you should state that your goals are 10-15% harder to achieve than you think they are. In the worst case scenario, you will still have money, time and thus a chance to make it work.

  1. Celebrate your accomplishments.

Don’t work too hard, oh yes! Always find time to celebrate your achievements and progress, because you still need to rest and recharge your energy. Before you go from one challenge to another make sure that you had acknowledged your success with a celebration. In fact, it is very important to make a celebration a part of the initial plan from the very beginning.