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Many of our activities are unnecessary but we don’t know it. If instead of asking ourselves what is to be done, we change the question to what is that we can simplify, or subtract from our work.
This puts the focus on the essential activities while eliminating the ones which look like work but are not helpful in any way.
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The best answers in the world have no value whatsoever if they belong to the wrong questions.
All of us have goals and desires, and to move towards them we look for answers. We fail to realize that the answers are not as important as the questions we can ask.
The focusing question which is essentially a combination of the most important questions, goes like this: What is the one thing that I can do, so that by doing it, everything will be either easier or unnecessary?
This question looks at the smallest thing that will impact the bigge...
Normally we think we are productive and working hard, but in reality, we may be just confused, busy doing urgent things on our to-do list that may not be important or impactful for our main goal.
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An 11-year study of nearly 7,100 British civil servants concluded that habitual long hours can be deadly.
Researchers showed that individuals who worked more than 11 hours a day (a 55-plus hour workweek) were 67 percent more likely to suffer from heart disease.
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