Not so good: “I am productive when others agree that I am.” This includes staying late at work just to be one of the last ones out. It also includes anything driven by guilt, pressure, or critique. Tough to achieve, ya?
Very good: “I am productive when I deliver the results I commit to myself and to others; I choose what I commit to.” Achievable pretty much daily because you’re in charge of it.
In your corner,
PS: You always have a choice. Always.