How to Develop a Habit of Consistent Productivity

Systematically and naturally.

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Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

1. Finite Energy

New information consumption (such as TV and social media) is as much a draining task as doing creative work; and, we only have a finite amount of energy to drain per day.

“You have a limited amount of force, and where you apply it matters.” — James Clear.

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2. Natural Motivation vs. Powering Through

Consistent solutions always beat power-through solutions in the long run.

“Your productivity is a balance of opposing forces. If you want to be more productive, you [could] either power through the barriers or remove the opposing forces. The second option seems to be less stressful.” — James Clear.

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3. Work on the Right Things

We can combat premature optimization and fake progress using fast and accurate feedback loops of assessments and inspections.

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” — Stephen Covey

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