How Writing for One Hour a Day Can Improve The Quality of Your Life
We tend to underestimate incremental progress. Successful people have a willingness to set micro goals and focus on the process instead of the end goal. It is natural for many to miss this as they cannot see the immediate progress.
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Knowledge workers aren't factory workers. There is no direct correlation between how much time they spend on the job and their output.
For knowledge workers, the 8-hour workday doesn’t make sense. It doesn't account for diminishing returns with our productivity and attention spans. To increase efficiency for modern knowledge workers, we have to consider what is not essential priorities.
The structure of most working environments punishes people for efficiency and rewards them for looking busy. We need to shift our focus from the number of hours spent on something to the quality generated.
To make a 3-hour workday feasible, design the right environment to make it possible.
A few smart strategies that can be deployed:
Real work, by definition, should be rare, valuable and cognitively demanding.
Email does not check any of these boxes, and is, therefore, a pseudo work.
They don’t realize that every day they show up they’re building momentum. They are moving closer and closer to a breakthrough or inflection point.
We usually make effort unsustainable. For example:
But when it comes to developing and maintaining a new habit, frequency matters more than intensity.