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It is better to be effective at achieving goals, than efficient at achieving unimportant tasks

Chapter 1 There is a big difference between being busy and being productive

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Being busy is a form of laziness —lazy thinking and indiscriminate action.
Tim Ferriss Share this expert TF Tim Ferriss , The 4-Hour Work Week

In The Four Hour Work Week , Tim Ferriss Share this expert TF Tim Ferriss encourages people to ask themselves whether they are contributing anything useful to the world or just shuffling papers doing work for work’s sake. He stresses the difference between efficiency and effectiveness:

  • Efficiency : performing a certain task with minimal effort and time
  • Effectiveness : focusing on tasks that enable goal achievement

Productivity is not just about achieving maximum efficiency while performing daily tasks. It is easy to fill the day with simple tasks that won’t contribute to achieving top-priority goals. Cal Newport Share this expert CN Cal Newport believes that people have a natural tendency to follow the path of least resistance, choosing to do whatever is easiest in the moment.

The key to productivity is not to just get faster and better at doing things (efficiency), it is to determine what tasks or actions are most likely to lead to the achievement of prioritized goals (effectiveness).

Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe. — Tim Ferriss Share this expert TF Tim Ferriss , The 4-Hour Work Week

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