THE REASON PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS DON’T WORK (As Well As They Could) by Seth Godin

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THE REASON PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS DON’T WORK (As Well As They Could) by Seth Godin

GTD, 18 minute plans, organized folders… none of them work as well as you’d like.

The reason is simple: you don’t want to get more done.

You’re afraid. Getting more done would mean exposing yourself to considerable risk, to crossing bridges, to putting things into the world. Which means failure.

The leap the lizard brain takes when confronting the opportunity is a simple formula: GTD=Failure.

Until you quiet the resistance and commit to actually shipping things that matter, all the productivity tips in the world aren’t going to make a real difference. And, it turns out, once you do make the commitment, the productivity tips aren’t that needed.

You don’t need a new plan for next year. You need a commitment.

– Seth Godin

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One Response to “THE REASON PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS DON’T WORK (As Well As They Could) by Seth Godin”

  1. This is spot on – I find the hardest part of being productive is actually having the courage to start. Within myself I put this down to a lack of self-discipline; there are many ways to put off doing what’s on your radar and I tend to run through them all (including finding interesting blog posts to comment on!)

    Here’s to a disciplined, courageous and committed 2012.

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