Striving. Driving. Pushing for progress. When you have a goal, you want to keep going until you get there. Even when we know it would be prudent to rest, actually resting is so hard. Why?
Most productivity experts begin their advice under the assumption that we seek “more time.” But more time is not really what we seek.
Setting clear goals and measuring your progress will lead you somewhere. The question is whether it will take you to where you want to go. Without this crucial element, your SMART goals are dumb.
Learning to climb a rope is reinforcing a lesson I’ve been teaching myself for years: the power of building slowly on a solid foundation.
Success leaves clues, but not all clues are relevant. You need to know what you’re looking for so you can find the parts that matter.
The focus on timing over time management is great progress in crafting a more constructive conversation around productivity. But time isn’t the whole story.
Creating space for your best work isn’t only about creating physical space and blocking time; it’s also about clearing mental and emotional space.