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Either [our goals are] about doing more of something good, or they’re about doing less of something bad.
Goals framed in a positive, constructive way are more powerful than “avoidance goal...
We’re more likely to get something done when we take a moment to think about why it matters to us personally.
Intrinsic goals are motivated by values meaningful to you, such as growth ...
To get something done, it helps to get very specific about what we’ll do and when we’ll do it.
Setting simple implementation intentions as part of a when-then plan make people as much ...
You’ll get more stuff done when you break your bigger daily goals into bite-sized chunks.
In practice, you’re basically breaking an item on your to-do list down into many mini ones.
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Many of us start our mornings with dozens of things we need to get done, but later realize that we haven't crossed any of them off our lists. We did get stuff done, but none of the things we planned.
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Your to-do list can be a tool that guides you through your work, or it can be a big fat pillar of undone time bombs taunting you and your unproductive inadequacy.
If the instructions are c...
Instead of letting tasks you're not quite committed to loiter on your to-do list until you're sick of looking at them, move them off to a separate list, a holding area for Someday/Maybe items.
Only concrete actions you're committed to completing should live on your to-do list.
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One of the best productivity rituals.
At the start of each day, fast-forward to the end of the day in your head and then ask yourself: by the time the day is done, what 3 main thin...
At the beginning of each week, look at the week ahead and set yourself up to get stuff done.
Schedule blocks of time where you can hunker down on larger projects, and set reminders for what you will have to accomplish.
At the start of each day, before settling into work, review the tasks you plan to get done and review your calendar for the day, too.
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