You define success. You choose the routes you take.
Set yourself up for victory. There are other ways to your goal. Don’t be afraid to explore different paths to outcomes. Also, outcomes can change as you proceed.
Try and fail. Really fail. Force yourself to explore different routes to gain new perspectives. Make sure the mountain you’re climbing is the mountain you want to scale.
Obstacles will be in your way. …
Getting things done isn’t as rewarding as it used to be.
You have access to the world’s information at your fingertips. You can become anything you want to by learning anything online. But there’s too much data. You’ll never cover it all.
Infomania leads to endless, fruitless productivity.
You’re not just overwhelmed; you’re unfulfilled.
I know your pain. The feeling of unfulfillment sucks. So I’ve been experimenting with different strategies. Here’s my current recipe for purpose-driven focus.
Your daily todo list needs a crash diet.
Not everything matters. Cut the fat. Carve out anything that isn’t mission-critical.
Ask yourself, “If I only did one thing today, what would it be?” …
Repeat a routine often enough and boredom will slowly rot you from the inside. Each day blends into the next. Boredom starts to hurt.
This is cabin fever.
Since COVID-19 lockdowns, I’ve had weekly cabin fever spikes. I’m not alone. Working from home without a strategy? You’re getting it too.
It’s subtle and uncomfortable. It’s difficult to pinpoint what’s bothering you. Netflix, food, naps, even home workouts only contribute to the inner madness.
Getting outside isn’t enough. You’ve got to go somewhere completely new. Open up Maps. Find a random street in another neighborhood.
Drop a pin. Go there.
Do anything. Go for a walk, jog, drive around. Just spend time in a new place. You’ll feel immediate relief. …