“When most people talk about habits, what they’re saying is, ‘I want something that’s difficult to become effortless. I want the benefits but I don’t want it to be hard,” Nir said to me in an interview a few weeks ago. “Well, I have news for you: some things are just hard. There’s no way of getting around it.”
The problem is, when we expect work to be effortless and it ends up being difficult, we often blame ourselves. So the very tools we’re using to make work easier, can instead make it easier for us to give up.
Fantastic read. Hear from Seth on his thoughts on organizing, being productive, and shipping work that is important enough.
When I think about organizing I think about two things: who’s it for and what’s it for? To answer the first question: it’s for you.
To answer the second question, usually people say: it’s to lower the noise level in your own head.
And I think that definitely makes sense for some people.
But lowering the noise level is just not something I need. I need the noise. If there isn’t noise, I make some.