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The Psychology of Willpower

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"Values are not end goals; they are guidelines for our actions. [...] If we chronically neglect our values, we become someone we're not proud of - our life feels out of balance and disminished."

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"When it comes to our time, we should stop worrying about outcomes we can't control and instead focus on the inputs we can. [...] The one thing we control is the time we put into a task."

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"The people we love most should not be content with getting whatever time is left over. Everyone benefits when we hold time on our schedule to live up to our values and do our share."

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Schedule Important Relationships

Schedule Important Relationships

If someone is important to you, make regular time for them on your calendar. The people you love deserve more than getting whatever time is left over.

Go beyond scheduling date days with your significant other. Put domestic chores on your calendar to ensur...

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Make Time for Traction

Make Time for Traction

Part 2 of Indistractable is dedicated to the conscious decision of making time for traction. The author divides this Part as follows:

  • Turn your Values into Time
  • Control the Inputs, not the Outcomes
  • Schedule Impo...

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NIR EYAL

"Using a detailed, timeboxed schedule helps clarify the central trust pact between employers and employees."

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MARIANNA VIRTANEN

"In fact, studies have found that workers who spend more than fift-five hours per week on the job have reduced productivity; this problem is further compounded by their making more mistakes and inflicting more useless work on their colleagues, resulting in getting even...

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Sync with Stakeholders at Work

Sync with Stakeholders at Work

Synchronizing your schedule with workplace stakeholders is essential to take time for traction in your day.

Without visibility of how you spend your time, colleagues and managers are more likely to distract you with superfluous tasks.

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JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

"If I know how you spend your time, then I know what might become of you."

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Turn your Values into Time

Turn your Values into Time

To call something a distraction you need to know what it is distracting you from, to differentiate between traction and distraction you have to plan ahead.

When planning your calendar make sure it reflects your values so you can become the ...

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Control the Inputs, not the Outcomes

Control the Inputs, not the Outcomes

You are at the center of the three life domains, in order to fully experience relationships and work you have to schedule time for yourself first.

Outcomes are difficult to control, but what you can really control is the

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Business Administration and Management Student | Blockchain, DEFI & Web3 | Social Worker | "Fix the money & fix the world."

These ideas are a summary of the Part 2 of Indistractable - Make Time for Traction. Soon I will publish more ideas respecting the remaining parts of the book in order to go deeper as it deserves.

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