Vinit Joshi

If you believe that, then adding context would be a game changer for you. Then you can triage. Then you can make decisions. Without triage, everyone else’s chatter drives your day. You don’t know what you’re getting into, in what order, when, or why — only that you randomly plow through it all and constantly play catch up until the counter hits zero. It would be like your email inbox just saying “49” with no subjects, no people, no times, no clues as to what’s behind the numbers. So while you may want to make your way through your email inbox, you want context so you can decide what requires your attention now, what can wait for later, and what to just toss out because it’s irrelevant.

Learning how to triage — how to decide what’s worth your time and what isn’t — is a priceless skill that can be developed. But you need context to develop that skill.

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