If you know what you ought to be doing now in order for your long term goals to be achieved, it makes it easier to know if you are been productive or not.
Real productivity goes beyond just ticking off tasks done every day.
We might have a “productive day” that has no bearing upon the longer term vision… and that is actually a wasted day.
Every single day is a chance to take giant strides towards achieving your long term goals, if you fail to do something about it…
You are not been productive.
That is just what it is.