quinta-feira, dezembro 30, 2021

"you need to spend time doing things that feel ridiculously unproductive"

Excelente mensagem, para pessoas e empresas, em "You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self".

"You see, the reason Sanjay is stuck — and the reason many of us feel that way — is that we focus on what’s present for us at any particular moment.

On the other hand, what most of us want most is to move forward. And, by definition, paying attention to the present keeps us where we are. So, sure, I can help Sanjay be a better “present” Sanjay. But I will have a much greater impact if I help him become a successful “future” Sanjay.

It’s a familiar story: You’re busy all day, working non-stop, multitasking [Moi ici: Recordar "Quando o quotidiano assume o comando"] in a misguided attempt to knock a few extra things off your to-do list, and as the day comes to a close, you still haven’t gotten your most important work done.

Being busy is not the same as being productive. It’s the difference between running on a treadmill and running to a destination. They’re both running, but being busy is running in place.

If you want to be productive, the first question you need to ask yourself is: Who do I want to be? Another question is: Where do I want to go? Chances are that the answers to these questions represent growth in some direction. And while you can’t spend all your time pursuing those objectives, you definitely won’t get there if you don’t spend any of your time pursuing them.


[Moi ici: E o sublinhado final ... pensando nas estruturas super-magras, com decisores sempre ocupados com os problemas do presente e as consequências dos problemas de ontem. Pensando nos futuros decisores que em vez de pensarem no futuro, conduzem empilhadores, não porque seja uma emergência, mas porque não vêem nada mais produtivo para fazeremYou need to spend time on the future even when there are more important things to do in the present and even when there is no immediately apparent return to your efforts. In other words — and this is the hard part — if you want to be productive, you need to spend time doing things that feel ridiculously unproductive."

Como não recordar aquele

"Não fazemos arte depois de nos tornarmos artistas. Tornamos-nos artistas ao fazer arte incessantemente."

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