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10/10/10 Rule

Before making a decision, considers how you’ll feel about this decision in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years.

It’s easy to make short-term decisions that may be beneficial 10 minutes or 10 months from now, but these types of decisions usually don’t benefit us in the long-term. What’s harder is to make decisions that may not appear attractive or impactful in the short-term, but over time can have a positive impact in your life.

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Action isn’t the effect of motivation, but the cause of it

It is often believed that action needs to be preceded by motivation, which is preceded by inspiration. Not at all. It's the opposite: Action provides the Inspiration that gets you Motivated.

Your actions create the emotional reactions to motivate your future actions.Not the other way around.

The "Do Something" Principle

markmanson.net

Think big, Work Small

When it comes to scope & slicing we have teams who:

  1. ... only work big. Large, prescriptive projects with no incremental value delivery, no experimentation, and infrequent integration.
  2. ... only work small . They sprint in circles. The work lacks coherence and feels scattershot. Lots of reactive work.
  3. ... define big & work small . Large, prescriptive projects get broken into many small pieces . The team works small and integrates frequently, which reduces risk and accentuates progress. But there is little room to respond to learning and feedback.
  4. ... think big & work small . The team rallies behind a compelling mission linked to a coherent strategy. The mission is outcome/impact oriented. The team contemplates a vision for the holistic experience but works with broad strokes.

TBM 4/52: Think Big, Work Small (Part 2)

cutlefish.substack.com

Unimportant tasks are really just distractions

Urgent but unimportant tasks = distractions.

Urgent tasks put us into constant “reply mode.” Important work is related to planned tasks that move us closer to our goals.

How to Get More Work Done in a Week Than Most People Do in a Month

medium.com

Writing our way to decision making

The quality of a company is based on the quality of decisions made by a individual contributors. What to work on, how to do it etc...

Writing is one of the best things a team can addapt to improve decision making. In a remote team, writing keeps people informed, knowledgeable and alligned.

The future of work is written

increment.com

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