At the end of last week I was directed to Matt Mullenweg’s post The Way I Work, Annotated, which he wrote after his The Way I Work article was published in Fortune. It was a great insight into how Matt uses technology and structures his day to achieve the things he wants to achieve. (also check out the other The Way I Work articles from Fortune).
Then, this past weekend, I heard a radio interview with Jim Lehrer on KQED’s City Arts and Lectures where Lehrer talked a bit about his working style and how it changed in recent years (after his heart attack). The key thing that Lehrer mentioned was creating a list of what he wants to do and then comparing that to what he did do on a daily basis.
Both of these were a great reminder to me about the things that you want to accomplish. I have a note card sitting on my desk with three aphorisms printed on it. The first one is “Your Focus Determines Your Reality”. Every now and then you need to step back and analyze your focus and look at your reality so you can do a gut check. Coming across the aforementioned items recently reminded me to do that…
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