Your personal productivity depends on how well you know yourself.
What interests you?
What are you good at?
What don’t you like doing?
In the past, when have you performed well – and what were the circumstances?
Each of us is different. We have different interests, different motivations, different abilities, different skills.
This means we approach work tasks differently.
If we understand ourselves, we can more effectively plan our approach to new tasks to ensure we deal with them effectively and efficiently. We should also realise where we lack the appropriate knowledge or skills and make sure we get help from others with that knowledge or those skills. We should also be able to make reasonable and realistic assessments of timescales required.
Understanding yourself actually creates a more effective, more productive you. A truly virtuous circle.