Derek Sivers discusses what it is like to live according to your values:

Once you realize that one value is more important to you than another, you have to ask yourself if you’re living accordingly.

What’s ultimately more important to you?

  • Learning? Or creating?
  • Money? Or time?
  • Expanding? Or focusing?
  • (… etc.)

Once you know which takes top place, consider taking it to an extreme, to its logical conclusion, and optimizing your entire life around that top priority, letting go of almost everything else.

This is so important. If everything is a priority, nothing is and your output will most likely be mediocre.

Personal effectiveness basics: steps you can take to keep your concentration and accomplish everything faster.

One tidbit I liked:

Creating lists can be a double-edged sword. Lists can certainly help you keep track of and prioritize tasks, but if a lack of focus is due to feeling overwhelmed with the amount of work that needs to be accomplished, then creating a long list of tasks may make things worse

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