How to Avoid Pseudo-Productivity

Learning to set better goals.

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Bad Goals

Our culture is unquestionably goal-oriented and productivity-focused, and I don’t think that either of those is inherently a bad thing. The trouble arises though when we set goals simply for the sake of having goals, or when we fill up our time doing things that feel productive without actually examining what benefits they are providing.

Better Goals

Vague goals can be useful when someone is just starting a new hobby or vocation, but they shouldn’t become a crutch.

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