Software “Once you get fancy, fancy gets broken.”
@morganspurlocknyc on #150
One of the biggest keys to productivity is avoiding interruptions
The key is to compounding small batches of work.
The difference between a prolific creator and no creator is tiny.
30 min of reading everyday will leave you with 10k books read at the end of your life.
2 pages every week will leave you with 1040 pages after a decade (3-4 books)
Do things with love
Love (meaning broadly like care, attention) and effectiveness are often at odds with each other. In order to output more you often need to sacrifice how much effort you put into each item. I think this attitude in most cases is a dead end. In a daily life it often feels like this to me. For example when doing dishes it may feel that the cup I am just cleaning is just a mean to an end. I need to get through this as quickly as possible to get to the important stuff. And this attitude can easily infect other areas. It is easy to thing that majority what I do is not essential to large goals. Then all life activities are deplorable. This leaves me with an immense feeling of frustration. Whenever I catch myself with this attitude making dishes I slow down. I take a cup and a sponge to my hands and put more attention, care and time into cleaning it, preparing space on the drying rack. There is this surprising mind switch. I can feel fulfillment from doing dishes. And this in turn makes me more energized doing other stuff.