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3 Things You Can Do To Start A Year Of Action - Productivityist

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3 Things You Can Do To Start A Year Of Action - Productivityist
Let's say that you didn't exactly hit it out of the park with your resolutions this year. Let's say that you're getting ready to step up to the plate again. Let's say that you're ready to start over and really make this year a year of action.

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Connecting With Your Actions

Starting new habits, getting into new actions is a challenge. One way is to connect with your actions better by using context and association with the work you intend to accomplish.
By using contexts and looking inward, you’ll create better awareness for yourself. And that will lead to a better for yourself too.

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Learning to Say No

Learning to say No to certain unproductive or distracting actions is the best way to leave space for what's important in your life.

Obligatory behavior doesn't go well with what you want to do. Every aspect of your life will suffer if you take up too many things.

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Focus 

Focus your attention 100% on the task at hand. Anything less is not ideal.

If you are getting distracted all the time, with email notifications, facebook updates, or a ringing telephone, you are essentially getting robbed of your attention.

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Applying First Principles Thinking

1. Deconstruct and look at the components of what you're working on and question all the assumptions you have about them. Think of different ways the same function can be accomplished.

First Principles Thinking

Also known as Deconstruction, it’s a way of thinking supported by Elon Musk and many scientists. It consists of breaking what you know into its components until its fundamental parts can be understood.

We have a lot of assumptions. Breaking something apart yields more information allowing you to challenge assumptions.

The weekly review

It’s dedicated time to think about the past week, reflect on what went well and what didn’t, and plan for the week ahead. 

It’s a chance to get aligned with your goals and ensure ...

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  • Get Clear: process all your loose-ends.
  • Get Current: make sure all your items are up to date.
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Benefits of weekly reviews

  • You gain an objective view of the week: a weekly review forces you to practice intention by taking time to pause and reflect as you consider what you did versus what you planned to do.
  • You become proactive in planning: a weekly review isn’t only a retrospective, but a prospective too. It lets you run through the upcoming Monday to Friday proactively.