It can be easy to lose our momentum.
We find excuses to procrastinate and escape and be distracted.
We forget why we started the things we were once excited about in the first place.
But often a short reminder of what’s important can be enough to re-energise.
These are the ones that help me snap out of my malaise and focus on what gets me excited and moving again.
Go through these slowly and let a handful sink in. See how this helps.
Any questions, share them below.
The greatest obstacle to productivity is overwhelming ourselves with too much judgemental thinking.
Productivity is not about doing more but getting more out of any high-priority task.
No clever productivity system or hack comes close to simply doing one thing at a time with your full attention.
To be highly productive, you must first understand how to reduce stress, maximise your energy, and remain calm.
Very little is impossible if we break things down into tiny pieces and focus on taking the next small step.
The most productive people don’t quit if they feel uncomfortable and even bored when they start working.
Very often, spending some time away and doing absolutely nothing is the best thing you can do to boost your productivity.
The more of something you do, the more motivation you will have to do it, thanks to momentum.
The most productive people find a way to enjoy the task, even if most people find that task ‘tedious.’
You become motivated by taking action even if you don’t feel like it, not by waiting for inspiration to strike.
The more you create, the more creative you will become.
The less time you give yourself to complete a task without rushing, the more you will get done.
If something is working for you, double down and stay put, but if it isn’t, go for a walk and come back to it.
Self-consciousness decreases performance but being present increases performance.
Productive people do far more than anyone else because they take action when they don’t have all the answers.
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I love point 1. No one talks about it. But the reality is most of us are unproductive because we are too invested in judging others lives. Stems from insecurity I guess.
Thanks Alex. Awesome list of productivity truths! One of them jumps out at me. "No clever productivity system or hack comes close to simply doing one thing at a time with your full attention." I've seen this advice over and over as well as the research about how bad multi-tasking is for productivity and focus, but I keep having the experience that moving between task domains often has a kind of cross-pollination effect that can be very creative and positive. There's this idea of staying focused and sticking with something even if you don't feel like it, vs the advice to walk away if things aren't flowing and come back. I'll often allow myself the latitude to NOT keep my full attention on one thing, especially when I'm not getting traction with it, and float to other forms of engagement that allow me to get momentum, and then go back to what I was working on. This comment is an exact example of that, and having successfully left this comment, I have momentum to tackle the thing I was working on, but felt a bit stalled with. Do you experience anything similar to this?