My Daily Thoughts


Reduce Friction

Some people mistake grit for sheer persistence - charging up the same hill again and again. But that's not quite what I mean by the word 'grit.' You want to minimize friction and find the most effective, most efficient way forward. You might actually have more grit if you treat your energy as a precious commodity.
Reid Hoffman

There are two ways to increase speed. You either need to increase the force creating the speed or decrease the friction slowing the speed down.

Focusing on those things in my life that increase freedom frees me up to pursue those things I am interested in. Another way of increasing freedom is focusing on removing those things that slow me down.

If I am engaged in what I am doing I focus on how to increase the engagement.

If I am trying to start I focus on what is slowing or preventing me.

I tend to procrastinate when I am writing long blog articles. To increase my freedom, I adopt the process where I collect all the points I want to make as one task, I organize the points into an outline, and potentially add additional points as a second task, and as a final task, I write the article. By break up the process, the tasks are not as daunting so if frees up my focus to complete them.

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