When less is more

Very briefly I wanted to share few excelled blog posts examining the benefits of reducing the number of project and work you take on.Reducing the amount of stuff you focus on lets you channel more energy onto a the thing you hope to achieve. Your attention is not divided between multiple items hence you can produce better results and paradoxically achieve more.

The Einstein Principle: Accomplish More By Doing Less

We are most productive when we focus on a very small number of projects on which we can devote a large amount of attention.

Fixed-Schedule Productivity: How I Accomplish a Large Amount of Work in a Small Number of Work Hours

I keep two project queues — one from my student projects and one for my writing projects. At any one moment I’m only working on the top project from each queue.

The Art of the Finish: How to Go From Busy to Accomplished

Real accomplishments require really hard pushes. GTD style, “one independent task at a time” productivity systems make it easy to avoid these pushes by instead doing a lot of little easy things.

Freestyle productivity

High-tech and highly-structured solutions are best for capture.
Low-tech and loosely-structured solutions are best for planning.

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