For best results: Spend 20% of your energy on your work and 80% of your energy on recovery and self-improvement. When you’re getting high quality recovery, you’re growing. When you’re continually honing your mental model, the quality and impact of your work continually increases. This is what psychologists call, “Deliberate Practice.” It’s not about doing more, but better training. It’s about being strategic and results-focused, not busyness-focused.
…ate the machine and time to sit idly in the garden.” There’s not a lot of garden left in the world. We should not forget that while technology will constantly change, the need to transcend ourselves through great art never will.