Well, ya, I guess. But let me make it simpler.
- You need to have a voracious appetite for problem solving and accomplishment.
- You can’t fear the hard stuff — the difficult conversations, tough negotiations, big meetings, complex problems and presentations.
If you don’t have those two elements, you can compartmentalize your tasks and emails and block out time to be productive all you want and it won’t matter all that much. You already know what your priorities are and where you should focus, you’re not dumb. You need to look deep inside of yourself to understand why you don’t go hard after them and address the root cause. You will then remove the obstacles from avoiding what’s important.
Otherwise, most of the sensible ideas in this article amount to rearranging the furniture.