Personal Productivity – 7 Spiritual Tips to Help You Live a Life of Success and Fulfillment

Personal productivity is an area many people struggle with. Just try to find your way to a motivational seminar near you and you’ll find the streets clogged with cars and the parking lots filled to the brim. Business seminar companies rake in millions of dollars every year trying to tell you how to become more productive.

However, boosting your personal productivity does not require you to fork over thousands of dollars of your hard earned money to someone you will only see for a few minutes…while you go on to live the rest of your life still stuck with you.

Instead, if you make a daily, weekly and monthly ritual out of the suggestions below, you will find that you will boost your personal productivity and experience feelings of success and fulfillment in ways you probably have not experienced before.

1. Acknowledge Your Mortality

Most people hate to think about this. If the world continues to operate as it has for millennia, even you will die someday. This is important to remember because it frees you to think about what is really important for you to spend your life doing.

2. Set Goals And Plan Your Day

Set goals for your business, your career, your health, and even your spiritual life. Decide today how many people you want to serve or help before your time is up. Decide how many people you want to say “Thanks” to, or to say “I love you” to each week. Write down specific 3 month, 1 year, 5 year and 10 year goals, and then fill out your daily calendar for each do so that you will reach your goal.

3. Live Consciously

Much of our lives are set to pre-programmed algorithms. Wake up. Clean up. Go to work. While these algorithms help us not to be stuck learning a new pattern every day, they can also become a mental crutch that robs us of our creativity and vitality. Make it a point to observe something special every day. Take a moment to think about the things you do automatically (before you do them) and decide whether they actually contribute to your goals.

4. Surrender Your Ego

As author Christine Comaford-Lynch once instructed, “Resign from being governor of the universe”. Good advice. Think about the things you can control, and recognize those that you cannot. Only hold yourself responsible for those things that you can control. By the way, be realistic about what is in your control and what is not.

5. Live an Epic-Driven Life

Dream up an exciting, inspiring and awe-inducing story (or “epic”) starring you. Then set a goal to “act out” that story. Whether you accurately live out your epic or not, you will find that you will add richness and spice to your life just by living out a series of epics – one after another.

6. Love Intentionally and Passionately

Show those around you that you love them. Not just your friends and family, but your employees, members of your community. Remember that love is an act of will – a decision you make. Love is about decision and action. The feelings just follow those around.

7. Seek Balance

Enjoy yourself, but strive for moderation. Do things that resonate with common sense. Work and play in equal parts. Include time for naps when you plan your leisure time. Take time to exercise because the research indicates that mind, body, and feelings are far more intricately connected than most of us ever acknowledge.


One of the most profound truths hidden in plain sight is that you will not “feel” successful unless you take joy in attaining every day goals. By setting and reaching personal productivity goals every single day, you increase the probability of feeling at peace with your self.

Note that personal productivity in my conception also includes spiritual productivity – the things you do to serve others, and to show them that you love them. Whether or not you reach your ultimate goal, when you are productive daily, you are successful daily.

And that’s the point.

Calibrate your goals to match your values, and then enjoy the epic-driven life you live on the way to your ultimate destination.