People make excuses of why they aren’t productive during the day. But I believe that everyone has the energy and willpower to get things done.
Your day might start out being full of motivation and anticipation of getting huge amounts of work done. But just 30 minutes after started, you check your phone. And you think to yourself “I am only going to be on it for 5 minutes” but that 5 minutes turns into 30 minutes, 1 hour, 3 hours, and finally it’s 5 pm and you are laying on your bed having only done 30 minutes of work.
I bet we all have said the following.
“Once I get [X], I will be happy.”
“Once I do [X], I won’t be stressed.”
But what usually happens after you do the [X], you still aren’t happy or relaxed. So goals are clearly not going to help. This is why systems are so much more effective. They help you keep working instead of stopping once you finish.
Goals follow the survivorship bias, where people only focus on the successful while forgetting about all the others who failed before them.
It is easy for someone to get false information about…
Put a book on your pillow in the morning → Read before bed.
Put your phone in the other room → You don’t look at it.
Put a water bottle beside you → Drink more water.
These are a few examples of how the environment around you can influence your behavior and mood.
By putting items in plain sight it makes it more enticing and easier to start working on them.
Your workspace/office is probably where you spend most of your day now that we are all still in quarantine. Usually, this space is not used much but now, we…
Comfort is good, it’s enjoyable.
When you feel comfortable, there are usually two reasons. One, you are relaxing. This includes activities like reading, watching a movie, or playing video games. And two, when it is out of habit. What you do day in and day out.
Comfortable things happen all the time, while discomforting things happen less frequently.
When you learn, you are in a state of discomfort. And once you pass the state of discomfort you can enjoy what you learned and it becomes a piece of knowledge, forever stuck in your brains.
Now, discomfort isn’t always great and…
Learning a new skill isn’t a sprint it's a marathon. You must learn how to run at a reasonable pace without sacrificing stamina. The longer you go, the easier it gets.
If you don’t know what you will do, you are wasting time. Find something you love and want to do consistently every day. It also doesn’t have to be something you love, it could be a good habit that would benefit your life.
Here is a list of possible ideas:
We are all stuck at home and now more than ever we must stay on task and get work done.
You get up and do the essentials, brush your teeth, dress up, and take a shower. After getting some coffee and preparing for work. You check your phone and your day starts with a slow mourning slump. You get barely any work done and fail to finish any big plans.
If this sounds anything like your morning, then you are in luck. Here are five things that you can do in the morning that will increase your productivity.
People get into it for the money, but that isn’t why people become software developers.
Coding earns a lot of money. The approximate earnings of a software developer are 110,000, which is way above the average U.S salary. Software development is growing in importance and therefore leading to more jobs being open.
However, saying “everyone should learn to code” isn’t true because even though it’s useful to know it’s nowhere close to reading or writing. Schools also shouldn’t require it because every student should find what they want to do.
Everyone can code by tapping some keys. But is that…
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
I feel like in society and in school, there is a sense of disapproval if we fail an assignment or don’t create a completely original startup idea.
We find ourselves vulnerable to influence from others. And when this happens, we are not human, we are servants. Controlled by others and never to make our own decisions.
These days there are people everywhere who are trying to change our actions and opinions. …
One day you will wake up and realize that you have too much going on.
You are too busy.
In America, busyness has become a good thing that we should all strive for. But is it really?
If you become too busy you feel overwhelmed and eventually, your focus scatters. And without focus, you will fail.
High-Quality Work Produced = (Time Spent) x (Intensity of Focus)
The work you produce isn’t just about the time you spend, but rather about the amount of focus you have. Someone could be spending one…
Big goals don’t come in a matter of days or weeks. They come with time and dedication for months or years.
My point is that you don’t learn anything instantly, you have to spend lots of time working at it. And then, will you achieve your goals.
Minor improvements → big achievements.
You can use math to prove that this is true.
(1.00)³⁶⁵ = 1.00
(1.01)³⁶⁵ = 37.78
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