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Using a productivity system

The idea of a productivity system is to organize the stuff you need to do.

There are many systems out there. But you may have no idea which system to pick. You may start we...

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Rules for Staying Productive Long-Term

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There are only three different kinds of systems:

  1. The system of other people: You respond to the time pressures of other people.
  2. The system of feeli...

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Any system is designed using a particular set of assumptions about your work. The assumptions need to fit your situation.

For instance, the weekly/daily goals system works well when you ...

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Your productivity system should counterbalance your worst tendencies.

  • Fixed-schedule productivity corrects the tendency to work overtime constantly.
  • M...

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Every system will create situations where it no longer makes sense to follow its guidelines. Then one should find a way of handling the exceptions without losing track of the original system.

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A good productivity system should be productive, not just feel productive. A good productivity system that is working effectively should not feel like anything. It should just be h...

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When you're evaluating a productivity system, the right measurement to make is to find out if you're getting more done than you did last week/month/year.

Don't compare y...

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A system shapes your existing motivations. It cannot give you motivation.

Many failures of productivity are a deeper problem of meaning and mission in life. People that tend...

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