Productivity

Bookmarks

Willingness to look stupid

https://danluu.com/look-stupid/

“People frequently think that I'm very stupid. I don't find this surprising, since I don't mind if other people think I'm stupid, which means that I don't adjust my behavior to avoid seeming stupid, which results in people thinking that I'm stupid. [...] I think that, overall, the upsides of being willing to look stupid have greatly outweighed the downsides.”


Quotes

Brooks on daily goals

Take stock of long-term goals regularly, but not too often (for me, every six months does the trick); focus the rest of the time on what is to be done today that creates positive progress. Finish your work, set it aside, and relish the accomplishment. Then, start again tomorrow.


Books

Book cover for “Deep Work” by Cal Newport.

Deep Work

Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

Cal Newport, Grand Central Publishing (2016)
ISBN: 978-1-4555-6386-9

From the blurb: “In Deep Work, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite.”

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