What Makes a Good Life: Productivity

Rohn’s Six Essentials to a Good Life

Success.com recently posted an article on Jim Rohn’s Six Essentials for a good life. I am going to look at each of those six essentials over the next six days.

The first Essential is productivity.

Rohn writes: “You won’t be happy if you don’t produce. The game of life is not rest. Yes, we must rest, but only long enough to gather strength to get back to productivity.

What’s the reason for the seasons and the seeds, the soil and the sunshine, the rain and the miracle of life? It’s to see what you can do with it—to try your hand to see what you can do”.

I could not agree more. Life is to be enjoyed and in some of the later essentials we will look at some of those essentials more often associated with enjoyment. However being productive is also a way of enjoying life and gives life meaning.

People who are not productive are often depressed. They will tell you that they do not feel useful. Their life lacks meaning.

We all want to contribute. We want to do something useful. For most of us that involves a job of some kind though it need not. People find meaning in volunteer work, creating art or just helping others.

If you can find productive work that is meaningful to you then you have struck gold. If you have not done so already I suggest you find meaningful work (paid or not) that gives you that sense of accomplishment and contribution.

It is essential to happiness and it is an essential to the good life.

Tomorrow we will look at the second essential of a good life.

Read the full post about Rohn’s 6 Essentials on success.com.

Learn more about Jim Rohn and his teachings on personal development and creating wealth here.

Wishing you well,

Daniel R. Murphy
Educating people for building wealth, adapting to a changing future and personal development.