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Being Productive Starts With Knowing Your Limits

The limits of productivity

There are limits to what your body is capable of doing. A productivity strategy will only work for you if you know how to make it work with your current habits, routines, mental strength.

Organize your day around your physical and mental energy. And do more of what works for you.

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Being Productive Starts With Knowing Your Limits

Being Productive Starts With Knowing Your Limits

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"The first step to being truly productive is to be honest with yourself — have an honest assessment of what you are realistically capable of doing."

"The first step to being truly productive is to be honest with yourself — have an honest assessment of what you are realistically capable of doing."

Accepting our mental limitations

This requires acknowledging that we have a limit on how much mental work we can accomplish in a day or week.

Our reactive state

We are flooded with tons of information and requests, and we feel compelled to read and respond at all hours of the day and night.

These unhealthy habits limit more than we realize our ability to do more great work.

“We willingly accept the loss of concentration and focus, the division of our attention and the fragmentation of our thoughts, in return for the wealth of compelling or at least diverting information we receive."

“We willingly accept the loss of concentration and focus, the division of our attention and the fragmentation of our thoughts, in return for the wealth of compelling or at least diverting information we receive."

The limits of productivity

There are limits to what your body is capable of doing. A productivity strategy will only work for you if you know how to make it work with your current habits, routines, mental strength.

Organize your day around your physical and mental energy. And do more of what works for you.

"Our society today focuses much on doing more and getting more done. The bitter truth is, you will never be able to do it all — do one thing well, not three things badly!"

"Our society today focuses much on doing more and getting more done. The bitter truth is, you will never be able to do it all — do one thing well, not three things badly!"

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