The Biggest Issue with Long-Term Productivity

Scott H. Young
Mind Cafe
Published in
3 min readMar 13, 2023

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If you’ve been following productivity advice for any length of time, you’ve probably experienced the following cycle:

  1. You find a new tool, system or motivational slogan.
  2. You get excited, work hard and get far more done than usual, seemingly proving that the new thing works.
  3. A few weeks pass, the new thing becomes old and you lose enthusiasm.
  4. Eventually, you revert to your old habits.

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Scott H. Young
Mind Cafe

Author of WSJ best selling book: Ultralearning www.scotthyoung.com | Twitter: @scotthyoung