Research has shown that many persons are achievement-oriented and task conscious; thus most persons have an innate desire to be highly productive in life. This desire to be a high-performing individual who is very productive stems from a variety of reasons. I learned more about these desires throughout my professional career, while serving as a life coach, career coach, or workshop facilitator to thousands of individuals. Results from one national survey I conducted revealed that persons typically desire to be more productive for the following reasons: (1) personal fulfillment; (2) monetary gain; (3) professional advancement; (4) societal impact; and (5) improved quality of life (i.e., less stress). These results demonstrate that ...

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