Being productive is never about waiting for ideal conditions. They almost never occur. The most productive place is rarely a perfect place. The only condition that is necessary is the correct perspective. That usually means finding the best way to be productive when things are out of your control.
Recently, I found myself with a need to prepare a sermon when I was away from my home and office. The back seat of the car became my “perfect” place to study. It is not what I would choose as my ideal situation. However, it was like an anchor in a sea of uncontrollable waves of circumstances.
Here are some suggestions you can use to make any place your productive place.
Before leaving my home, I gave some thought to where I would be that day. I thought about what resources I would need compared to what would be available. Most people have a routine or at least a rhythm for the important responsibilities. It helps to think through each step to know in advance what you will need to be successful.
I knew that I would be mobile, so I charged all of my devices to 100%. I knew that I would not have a reliable internet connection, so I searched and downloaded potential content. I carried noise-cancelling headphones with me to help with concentration in an unfamiliar environment.
Choose to focus
I resolved that God can speak to me anywhere and at anytime. I told myself that God can speak to me while I am driving the car or walking down the street. The conditions I was facing do not limit God, so they should not limit me.
Being productive is not the result of perfect conditions. It is the result of intentional choices. It is mental, physical, and spiritual preparation that leads to any place being a productive place.