The Overkill Approach: How to Solve the Hardest Problems You Face | Scott H Young
1. Pick the goal you’re working on.
2. Choose a level of intensity that is at or near your maximum.
3. When you see results, ease back in a controlled fashion.
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Too little effort and you may never see results (or too slowly to notice). Too much effort and you may burnout long before any permanent progress has been made.
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