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1. 4. Moment

1.1. Initiative

1.1.1. We need less motivation than we think

1.1.1.1. U don't need motivation for too long .... Just long enough to put on the running shoes

1.1.1.2. Getting started is the hard part

1.1.1.2.1. Once you get started you don't need much discipline to continue

1.1.1.3. The hardest part is that initial moment of discipline. After that it's easy

1.1.1.4. U need to be motivated for only a few seconds. Know when u're vulnerable and ull know when to turn it on.

1.1.1.5. It's like jumping in the cold pool .... but once you jump and it's fun

1.1.2. Nintendo Wii

1.1.2.1. Fun reduces our need to motivate ourselves because fun is motivating

1.1.2.2. Give yourself Wii and ask yourself to finish the task in time or its gone!

1.1.3. Move the table

1.1.3.1. Avoid the need for motivation

1.1.3.2. Environment dictates your action

1.1.3.3. Goal is to make it easier to do something u want to do

1.1.3.3.1. And harder not to do

1.1.3.4. Create an environment that naturally compels u to do the things u must do

1.1.3.5. Even a 10 second initial technology hiccup can dissuade as much as 50% people from following through on doing what they need to do

1.1.3.6. The story of lion at Disney

1.1.4. Telling yourself the right story about yourself

1.2. Boundaries

1.2.1. Saying No

1.2.1.1. It's hard to recover from an interruption

1.2.1.1.1. 40% of the time u do not resume what u were interrupted from

1.2.1.2. Never break a rule

1.2.1.2.1. Setting a rule and then letting ppl break it makes them ignore you.

1.2.1.3. People feel safer knowing where the boundaries are. It seems harsh, but it reduces their stress and uncertainty.

1.2.2. Increase transition time

1.2.2.1. How can I make the upcoming thing faster, shorter, more productive?

1.2.2.1.1. Even 5/10 mins of this planning can save u 30 minutes off the task

1.2.2.1.2. Spend your transition time plotting how to maximize the outcome

1.2.2.2. Schedule it - put it on your calendar

1.2.2.3. Think about your outcome.

1.2.3. Shorten transition time

1.2.3.1. If u find something difficult to do, try killing the transition time and jumping in ASAP.

1.2.3.2. Is like jumping into the cold pool rather than first putting your feet and then your legs and then your waist in it.

1.2.4. Saying yes appropriately

1.2.4.1. Resist the temptation to say yes all the time

1.3. Yourself

1.3.1. Get over perfectionism

1.3.1.1. The world doesn't reward perfectionism and actually rewards productivity

1.3.1.1.1. And productivity can be achieved only through imperfection

1.3.1.1.2. Only by doing imperfectly can we get to the glimpses of perfection

1.3.1.2. How to manage perfectionism and defeat it

1.3.1.2.1. Don't try to get it right in one big step. Just get it going

1.3.1.2.2. Good enough is enough

1.3.1.2.3. Chose the people you associate with very wisely

1.3.2. Single Tasking

1.3.2.1. How to use it?

1.3.2.1.1. Turn off all distractions

1.3.2.1.2. Give yourself very tight timelines to complete certain tasks

1.3.2.2. Benefits

1.3.2.2.1. 1. It is delightful. U can enjoy this

1.3.2.2.2. 2. U make significant progress on challenging tasks

1.3.2.2.3. 3. Stress level drops dramatically

1.3.2.2.4. 4. U lose patience for things that are not good use of your time.

1.3.2.2.5. 5. U have tremendous patience for things that are useful and enjoyable

1.3.2.3. Why not multitask

1.3.2.3.1. It's inefficient

1.3.2.3.2. It's unproductive

1.3.2.3.3. Stressful

1.3.2.3.4. The quality of your output is low

1.3.3. Shoot for imperfect

1.3.3.1. Don't settle for imperfect. Instead shoot for it

1.4. Getting started is the hardest

1.4.1. In Many ways getting started is the hardest part

1.4.2. Procrastination's strongest influence is in the beginning of the project

1.4.3. The surprising thing is that many times the task you are avoiding is actually the one you probably enjoy doing as well

1.4.3.1. Once you start and have momentum it is hard to stop

1.4.4. If a Task is big and challenging and requires deep thought and effort it can feel daunting to start

1.4.5. We don't need a lot of motion motivation .... we actually need very little ... just to get started

2. 3. Day

2.1. Planning the day ahead

2.1.1. You have to plan your day ahead of time

2.2. Deciding what to do

2.2.1. It should be in line with the five areas of focus you chose for this year

2.2.2. If you are spending less than 95% of your time in the five areas of focus you need to figure out what you need to stop doing

2.2.3. Make a list of all the things that are important that you need to do

2.3. Deciding what not to do

2.3.1. Just as much as you want to make a list of things you have to do you also have to make a list of things that you want to ignore, that you will not do

2.3.1.1. What are you willing not to do

2.3.1.2. What's not important to u

2.3.1.3. What gets in the way

2.3.2. In order to get the right things done choosing what to ignore is as important as choosing where to focus

2.4. When tomorrow

2.4.1. If you really really want to get something done decide beforehand where and when you will do it.

2.4.1.1. Calendar it in

2.4.2. Scheduled the most important things in your calendar with the hardest thing the first

2.4.3. Schedule time for the other 5% so that you'll be comfortable not doing it until the scheduled time and you will not have to worry about it

2.4.4. Assign time for rituals

2.4.4.1. Deciding When and where is the key

2.4.4.2. Power of ritual is in its predictability

2.5. 18 min Ritual

2.5.1. 5 minutes in morning

2.5.1.1. Identify the key items

2.5.1.2. Put those items on your calendar for today

2.5.2. 5 minutes at night

2.5.2.1. 1. Day's Succeses and challenges?

2.5.2.2. 2. Learnings. What do I plan to do differently tomorrow?

2.5.2.3. 3. People - thank? Ask something from? Feedback?

2.5.3. 1 minute every hour

2.5.3.1. Refocus

2.5.3.2. 1. Did I use my last hour properly?

2.5.3.3. 2. How am I going to use the next hour?

2.5.3.4. Who am I going to be?

2.5.3.5. What am I going to do?

2.5.4. The power of a ritual is in it's predictability

3. 2. Year

3.1. The four elements that make you

3.1.1. Your strengths

3.1.1.1. Play the game that is suited to your strengths

3.1.1.2. Or invent A different game where you will win

3.1.1.3. Do not fall into the rut of playing the conventional game

3.1.2. Your weaknesses

3.1.2.1. The most successful people do not try to conquer their dysfunctions quirks and potentially embarrassing insecurities

3.1.2.2. They seamlessly integrate them to make an impact in the world

3.1.3. Your differences

3.1.3.1. Trying to distinguish ourselves by being the same as others but only better or faster or stronger is hard to do and very hard to sustain

3.1.3.2. It's much easier to be different and to be who u are

3.1.3.3. Don't try to Blend in

3.1.3.4. Assert your differences

3.1.4. Your passions

3.1.4.1. Desire

3.1.4.1.1. Our obsessions are one of the greatest telltale signs of success

3.1.4.1.2. Understand your obsessions and you will understand the natural motivation. ... the thing for which you would do anything

3.1.4.1.3. Pay less attention to shoulds and more attention to wants

3.1.4.2. Persistence

3.1.4.2.1. You can do anything as long as

3.1.4.3. Ease

3.1.4.3.1. The recipe

3.1.4.3.2. Your time will be best spent doing work that you enjoy so much that it feels effortless

3.1.4.3.3. You will always work tirelessly at your passions. hard work Will feel easier

3.1.4.4. Meaning

3.1.4.4.1. Understanding what matters to you

3.1.4.4.2. As much as possible spend time on what's awesome that is what matters to you the most

3.2. Avoid

3.2.1. Surrender after failure

3.2.1.1. The path to success is like bodybuilding

3.2.1.1.1. A muscle only grows if you work it until it fails

3.2.1.1.2. You need to use more challenging weights

3.2.1.1.3. You need to fail

3.2.1.2. Growth mindset versus fixed mindset

3.2.1.2.1. If you believe your talent grows with persistence and effort then you seek failures an opportunity to improve

3.2.1.2.2. People with growth mindsets feel smart when they're learning Not when they are flawless

3.2.1.2.3. If you have a growth mindset then you use your failures to improve

3.2.1.2.4. If you have a fixed mindset you'll never fail but you would never learn or grow either

3.2.1.3. Set goals which have 50 to 70% chance of success

3.2.1.3.1. That's the sweet spot for high achievers

3.2.2. Paralysis

3.2.2.1. Don't be paralyzed by an uncertain future. Just keep going

3.3. Annual focus

3.3.1. The secret to thriving in life is to do fewer things

3.3.2. Identify five areas that you will focus on and which comply with the four elements that make you as discussed earlier

3.3.3. Spend 95% of your time in those five areas of focus

4. 1. Pause

4.1. Seeing the world as it is not as you expect it to be

4.1.1. The confirmation bias

4.1.1.1. We look for data, behaviors and evidence that show us that things are the way we believe they should be

4.1.1.2. Put it another way we look to confirm that we are right

4.1.1.3. The confirmation bias makes us feel better

4.1.1.4. But on the other hand the confirmation bias makes us behave worse

4.1.2. Instead of seeking evidence to confirm your perspectives and beliefs we can seek to shake them up

4.2. Expanding your view of yourself

4.2.1. Don't just see yourself as a manager or as an executive or as an entrepreneur

4.2.2. See yourself as a golfer or a skier Or a chessplayer or a sailor or friends or a social worker or a father and preferably as a combination of all of the different things that make you up

4.2.3. Because you will learn things in each of these different areas which will help you move forward in other areas much faster

4.2.4. Because it will give you a perspective outside of your limited scope off your identity and help you solve problems

4.3. Stop reacting to The past and start acting towards the future

4.3.1. Most of us do the following

4.3.1.1. Event ->

4.3.1.1.1. React ->

4.3.2. We instead need to do this

4.3.2.1. Event ->

4.3.2.1.1. Outcome ->

5. The fundamental ideas

5.1. The hardest part about managing your time is not the planning. It is instead in

5.1.1. The execution of the plan

5.1.2. Getting started

5.1.3. Sticking to your areas of focus

5.1.4. Ignoring nonpriority

5.1.5. Avoiding the Allure of unproductive busyness

5.2. The secret to thriving in life is to do fewer things

5.2.1. It's impossible to get it all done and it is dangerous to try to do that

5.2.2. The key is to identify what's worth doing and what's not worth doing

5.3. 4 elements that make you

5.3.1. Strengths

5.3.2. Weaknesses

5.3.3. Differences

5.3.4. Passions

5.3.4.1. Perserverance

5.3.4.2. Desire

5.3.4.3. Ease

5.3.4.4. Meaning

5.4. We need less motivation than we think

5.4.1. just 1 minute

5.4.2. Just put on the shoes

5.4.3. Just break it down and get started on the smallest peice

5.5. 18 minutes ritual

5.6. When Tomorrow