Productivity is not effectiveness. Activity is not accomplishment. Performing lots of tasks very efficiently may be productive, but if those tasks are meaningless to your vision, it’s not an effective use of time. There’s a big difference between doing things right and doing the right things. The Productivity Trap is doing many things very well that are ultimately meaningless.
Solution: Try a low-information diet. Reduce the amount of information your consuming by restricting all types of media except that which is essential. Yes, reading too, especially reading. If it’s not important or urgent, let it slide. Your time should be reserved for your most important goals.
Perfectionism is typically based on fear – fear of Continue reading “3 Time Traps of the Ambitious Mind: Passion, Perfectionism & Productivity”