All the theory in all the books in the world won’t help you on the playing field. Life is to be lived, not theorized.
You live your life by a set of rules. If they’re not serving you, you get to choose to break them.
For all the hacks and systems, productivity really boils down to one simple rule.
Sometimes what holds us back most is the rules of the game, especially the rules we created.
Just because you can do something once in a while doesn’t mean you can, or should, expect to do it all the time. Productivity is personal, and you must understand your rhythms and what is sustainable for you.
Our rational minds understand that worthiness is inherent in being. Unfortunately, our rational minds don’t run the show. We live and love by our rules.
Absolute freedom — no rules at all — is anarchy. Typically what we want is the feeling that we can break the rules. That requires that we have rules in the first place.