There is a difference between patience & procrastination.
Aug 28, 2020
Similar to the way you need both exploration and exploitation in order to foster innovation, you need both open loops and closed loops to produce great work.
First, you create open loops to cultivate your creativity; then, you close those loops to increase your productivity.
It is characterised by continuous rushing and a sense of urgency, even if there is no need for it. You may be racing to cross items off your to-do list, multi-tasking, or feeling agitated if you are slowed down.
Hurry sickness is part of the broader Type A personality complex, according to professor John Schaubroeck. If you are always in a hurry, you're also likely to be driven to achieve small outcomes, be competitive, and impatient.
A night routine is the things you do immediately prior to going to bed.
Three benefits of having a decent night routine:
The brain needs ready access to the information, plans, and procedures it will be using to solve complex problems. This collective task knowledge is known as a task set. But the task set is not always immediately available.
Returning to a hard task comes with a 'restart' cost where we first have to spend time and mental effort getting back into our task before making progress. It is then essential to create time and space for hard tasks.
It means deciding not to do things you'd really like to do. It also means deciding what's the most important task even when everything on your list feels crucial.
But if you can prioritize until you have only one thing to focus on right now, you can't help but get to work.
Reactive people believe the world is happening to them. They focus on things that are in their circle of concern, but not in their circle of influence.
Proactive people recognize that they are able to choose how they will respond to a given situation. They focus on the things they can do something about.
Most of us like to multitask thinking that it is keeping us working efficiently, however, many studies are believing the contrary.
Context switching is a factor that keeps us from performing at our best. When given multiple projects, staying in the zone is harder than one thinks. If you're always switching you'll always miss a lot of effortless productivity.
Make Time is a framework that can help you create more time for the things you find important, in 4 steps, repeated every day:
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