Effective productivity

There are some interesting views out there on productivity and desired results.

One of em?

That increased hours per day does not necessarily mean greater outputs.

Check this…

“Figures as different as Charles Dickens, Henri Poincaré, and Ingmar Bergman, working in disparate fields in different times, all shared a passion for their work, a terrific ambition to succeed, and an almost superhuman capacity to focus. Yet when you look closely at their daily lives, they only spent a few hours a day doing what we would recognize as their most important work. The rest of the time, they were hiking mountains, taking naps, going on walks with friends, or just sitting and thinking. Their creativity and productivity, in other words, were not the results of endless hours of toil. Their towering creative achievements result from modest ‘working’ hours. …

If some of history’s greatest figures didn’t put in immensely long hours, maybe the key to unlocking the secret of their creativity lies in understanding not just how they labored but how they rested, and how the two relate.” (Soojung – Kin Pang)

Consider blocks of time.

When could you do your best work?

When could you switch off?

What does an ‘ideal’ week ahead look like?



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