Reigniting the productivity bug || #47

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Good morning folks,

For the past couple of weeks, I find myself being lazy and inattentive towards the responsibilities of my projects. The frustrating part about this is I want to be lazy and not do anything. It's a toxic relationship with productivity like I have some form of a plateau that I can't seem to shake off.

Revisiting my Kindle highlights from the book Atomic Habits written by James Clear, who has stated:

It is a simple two-step process: Decide the type of person you want to be. Prove it to yourself with small wins

I need to begin again by just concentrating on small wins. Not looking towards the ultimate goal but utilise my time to progress finishing small incremental tasks or objectives. I need to re-build my belief which is a compounding factor in enlarging my surface area for my actions. Dwelling on this matter further - I realised three factors play a critical role in defining the results I wish to achieve:

  1. The habits that I adopted are the result of my actions.

  2. Strategies that I've implemented in my day to day life to acquire various incremental wins.

  3. And finally, the randomness of luck.

Out of the three - I have two under my control to get off my slump of unproductiveness I need to re-consider my strategies and habits. The further I work on what I could control - the logical inclination would be my luck would work for me rather than against me.

Well that’s all for this week. Have an amazing day!

Abhishek

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  1. ArticleThe OODA Loop: How Fighter Pilots Make Fast and Accurate Decisions, as a mental model OODA Loop is a four-step process in making effective decisions.

    1. Observation: be mindful of your surrounding and collate relevant information to build a picture.

    2. Orientation: to understand your current position and not be dictated by biases and shortcuts. To break down the barriers of initial assumptions and work from first principle bases.

    3. Decision - acting as a hypothesis stage where we identify relative flaws in our decision and feeding the OODA loop to commence new observations.

    4. Action: the final step of OODA is implementing the decision to act on it.


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Decisions based on improved understanding will be better than ones based on ignorance.

The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts


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