Getting to Simple: How Experts Figure What to Focus On
To know what's coming easily to you, what you’re performing well on, pay attention and measure the indicators of success in the chosen activity.
At some point, you won't need more information, you will need to make a choice between sticking with the activity or switching to a new one.
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It’s less about “how” and more about “what”. When you’re focused on unimportant objectives, you feel painfully stuck. It’s like trudging along on a treadmill; sure, you’re running, but you’re not actually getting anywhere. On the contrary, when you’ve had a deeply productive day, you’ll know it.
Productivity shouldn’t only be the pursuit of self-improvement, but also a mission to improve the lives and the work of people we encounter.
This leaves you to make room on your calendar for discussions that exhilarate you.
When what you spend your time on is congruent with your interests and values, progress feels conveniently close.
People often waste time in the gym bouncing around without any real goal, doing a little bit of this machine and a little bit of that machine.
The simple rule that will always guide you toward the best exercises: the more an exercise makes you move, the bigger the benefits it will deliver.
Decide whether what you're trying to improve is mostly a habit or mostly a skill: if your main problem is with doing something you already know how to do, but doing it consistently, that’s probably a habit. If your main problem is not knowing how to do something well enough, that’s probably a skill.
This process has 3 main parts:
The best strategy for getting better at skills is deliberate practice. A good way to work on this is to divide it into 3: