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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...
There are only three different kinds of systems:
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...
Your productivity system should counterbalance your worst tendencies.
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....
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...
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...
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 ten...
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Productivity is directly related to your energy level.
Find your most productive hours — the time of your peak energy — and schedule Deep Work for those periods. Do low-value and low-energy tasks (also known as shallow work), such as responding to emails or unimportant meetings, in between those hours.
Before going to bed, spend 5 minutes writing your to-do list for the next day. These tasks should help you move towards your professional and personal goals.
You’ll be better prepared mentally for the challenges ahead before waking up and there won’t be any room for procrastination in the morning. As a result, you’ll work faster and smoother than ever before.
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