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We don’t have to rank, compare, compete.
Do not be anxiously concerned with ranking and comparisons. Instead, be concerned with doing a good job.
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Here’s a powerful paradox: We are often most productive when we feel it least, when we’re taking a break or relaxing or doing absolutely nothing.
Resist the urge to fill every empty moment with something — “especially if you need to be extra productive or creative for a task.”
And we start to associate relaxing with being lazy, bad or worthle...
Are your expectations actually attainable or more like unattainable ideals? If your expectations are more realistic, you will have more energy to be productive.
We must alternate between times of action and times of reflection and rest. It’s just the way organisms work.
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Productivity guilt is a mindset of feeling bad about not creating, achieving or working hard.
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It’s often a sign we’re not acting in accordance with our values.
The guilt of not working stems from two places:
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Just as leaders who deliver only performance may do so at a cost that the organization is unwilling to bear, those who focus only on inspiration may find that they motivate the masses but are undermined by ordinary results.
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