Being Productive

I’m a productivity junkie. I follow so many productivity blogs that if anything, has actually made me less productive because I spend too much time trying out new productivity “hacks” that don’t amount to much.

Thankfully, I’ve since unsubscribed to most of them and have managed to gain a few hours back.

However, advice that Sam Altman shared recently really struck me.

Picking the right thing to work on is the most important element of productivity

I’ve never thought of it like that so it was a revelation. It made me realise that I was spending too much time working on the wrong things because I didn’t give any thought about whether it was even the right thing to be doing in the first place. I didn’t stop to reflect because I was too busy being busy.

I think a few days of self-reflection is in store if only to get out of my bubble.

Written on April 20, 2018