If you get all 5 done, no matter what else happens during the day, you can cross them off and write a big "W" on that piece of paper because you won the day.
I tried to do too many things today. So many books tell the same story. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are at dinner. They are asked what the single most important factor for their success was. Reportedly, they both said “focus.”
After bombing a math test in my first month of college, I overreacted so dramatically that I developed an obsessive and vague drive to “get my shit together” that continues to this day.
Whenever I need to take something more seriously, I come up with a challenge to guide me into action.
Leverage external consequences to win internal battles.
Through Deep Work, the secular community is coming to terms with facts that have been known to the Jewish community for millennia.
Don’t let laziness limit your potential. Build a system, automate self-discipline, and execute. Let the results speak for themselves.
Challenge basic assumptions you hold about what is possible, and learn rules and techniques to enable a lifestyle with abundance in time.
Newport is an incredibly prolific academic, author, and blogger and he reached this level of professional success with stunning speed.
In my first year of school, I read the following books. Without a doubt, I would not have achieved a fraction of my goals otherwise.