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Productivity

Commit. Focus. Execute.

If there was ever a formula for succeeding in anything you want to do, it would be this:

Commitment + Focus + Execution = Goal attainment

Of course there are other factors that come into play such has having the right knowledge about what and how to execute and reviewing progress and learning from mistakes, but at its core, attaining your goals comes down to the level to which you deliver on these three things: commitment, focus, and execution.

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Extraordinary lives are not marked by ease but by conviction and courage; even in the midst of fear, doubt and uncertainty

–pexfa

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Wellbeing

Is this the best blackout curtain on the market?

easyblackout kit with VELCRO® brand hook fastener

Sleeping in a completely dark room is one of the best things you can do to improve the quality of your sleep. When summer rolls around and it stays lighter a lot later, or if you live on street where there are lots of street lamps, this can be difficult to achieve. Most blackout curtains or blinds don’t do a great job of blocking out all the light. You may need an additional way solution to combine with your existing curtains.

Here’s what I’ve found really helps.

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Productivity

April – Week 4/5

April’s week 4/5 was productive. I achieved my main highlight for the week. The things that helped are:

  • Focus — other things had to take a back seat so that I could immerse myself in executing and shipping. Lesson learned is that sometimes if you want to get something done, you need to hunker down and be willing to let other things get out of kilter for a while.

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April…

April… you have been a mixed bag.

I’m grateful for the sunshine and longer days that you’ve brought with you. But you remain shrouded in mystery and even more uncertainty.

As you begin your exit from future and present to past, I will probably not remember you except for the uncertainty that you bestowed.

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Productivity

Feedback

How often do you request feedback?

That’s a question I’ve asked myself lately with the answer being “not enough”.

Feedback gives us external input to improve our output.

Sometimes we can think we are doing well but getting some honest external input helps to either ratify that view or correct it.

I would do a lot better to seek feedback often. I’m sure you would too.

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Productivity
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Productivity

I would rather be at the bottom of a mountain I’m excited to climb, than at the top of one that I am not

–pexfa

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Productivity

How to ‘Watch’ a Book

When you watch a movie, do you just watch for 10 minutes and then stop and carry on the next day or next week? No? Why not? Because that’s no way to watch a film. By the time you return to continue watching, you’ve probably forgotten what happened–and even if you don’t forget, it sure doesn’t make for a pleasant and seamless viewing experience. The whole point of watching a movie is to immerse yourself in the story.

If this is how we watch films, why don’t we read books in the same way?

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Productivity

Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence (PCDEs)

Source: Performance Psychology: A Practitioner’s Guide

These are the Psychological Characteristics of Developing Excellence (PCDEs):

  • Commitment
  • Focus and distraction control
  • Imagery
  • Realistic performance evaluations
  • Quality practice
  • Goal setting
  • Coping with pressure
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Self awareness