Reading about productivity is great, but you have to do the work

by | Feb 1, 2016 | General Productivity


Takeaway: Productivity tactics only work when you also put in the work.

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Productivity tactics are great, and the good ones will help you get your work done faster and better. But at the same time, you have to do the work. If you don’t make back all of the time you spent reading about productivity tactics—and then some—you’re really just looking at “productivity porn.” (I’ve fallen into this trap more than once before. So have most of the productivity writers I know—at least the ones who are open enough to admit it.)

The best productivity hacks out there, and most of the ones I write about on this site, will help you accomplish more in less time. But for them to be successful, don’t forget that you also have to do the work.

Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in more than 40 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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