Should It Work? Who Cares!

April 4, 2021

Let’s say you discovered a new productivity technique. Perhaps it’s time blocking.

You heard that some seemingly highly productive people schedule out their entire week ahead of time. Monday mornings are for strategic planning. Team planning happens Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Thursdays are for responding to client requests. And so on.

Now what if you tried this (or some other productivity technique) and it doesn’t work for you? Who will you blame for the failure?

You could blame yourself, saying you’re too lazy or too scatterbrained. But beating yourself up won’t make this technique work for you.

Stop wasting energy on what should work. Instead, figure out what does work.

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