The Advice of Tim Ferriss - "Value Attention Over Time"
This is good stuff ... I must take heed and follow the advice of Tim Ferriss:
Time without attention is worthless, so value attention over time.
Here are a few questions that can help you put on the productivity blinders and put things in perspective. Even when you’re not traveling the world, develop the habit of letting small bad things happen. If you don’t, you’ll never find time for the life-changing big things, whether important tasks or true peak experiences. If you do force the time but puncture it with distractions, you won’t have the attention to appreciate it.
- What is the one goal, if completed, that could change everything?
- What is the most urgent thing right now that you feel you “must” or “should” do?
- Can you let the urgent “fail” — even for a day — to get to the next milestone with your potential lifechanging tasks?
- What’s been on your “to-do” list the longest? Start it first thing in the morning and don’t allow interruptions or lunch until you finish.
Will “bad” things happen? Small problems will crop up, yes. A few people will complain and quickly get over it. BUT, the bigger picture items you complete will let you see these for what they are–minutiae and repairable hiccups.
Make this trade a habit. Let the small bad things happen and make the big good things happen
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