Why Productivity is Such a Big Deal

Everyone wants to be more productive. The idea that you can get a lot done in less time and in a way that minimizes waste is compelling. Even better is the appeal that we can work better and produce higher quality. But often we mistake busyness for productivity. We pile on lists of tasks and keep trying to punch above our weight. Tim Kreider writes about The ‘Busy’ Trap for the NYT: Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial or meaningless if you are so busy,…


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