1 rule to improving your productivity

Just saw Steve Pavlina’s 33 Rules to Boost Your Productivity. These types of posts seem to be very popular on social bookmarking sites like Digg and Reddit.

Here’s one of my own: stop reading about how to be more productive. Get busy doing what you need to do.

That’s a little tongue-in-cheek, but this isn’t: 33 rules to boost productivity is a sick joke. Why? No-one can possibly implement more than maybe 2-3 at any given time.

So reading 33 and thinking each one makes a lot of sense (true) and would be very helpful (true) is actually going to lead to a sort of paradox-of-choice paralysis.

Which is the worst productivity tip of all.

[tags] tips, productivity, steve pavlina, john koetsier [/tags]

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  • productivity is important however the question is at what cost, for exampIe if you are too productive but do not get any vacation or breaks then you are setting yourseIf up for a dissaster. it is very important one shouId keep spare time for their reIaxation time and tv time and everything eIse in between because without proper reIaxation the stress so caIIed “productivity” can bring to one’s Iife can be extremeIy overwheIming, we as human beings need to reIax and Iet our juices fIow the way nature intended them to…

    infact it is very possibIe that productivity and reIaxation are interconnected, one who does not reIax and take breaks is IikeIy to be spoiIed and never reaIIy make it far in their business Iife.

  • sometimes i get a sense that productivity can not really be improven it might be something that has to do with genetics to begin with.