Sunday Selection 2012-09-09

With a paper deadline in about ten days I find myself in the all too familiar position of too much to do and too little time to do it in. So today’s installment is focused on productivity and getting things done (in general, not the actual method).

Around the Web

Want to Publish More? Then Train Like an Athlete

For better or for worse, writing is a significant part of an academic career. Like all such things becoming a good writer requires practice and part of the reason I write this blog is to get regular practice (though perhaps I do that less often than I should). This article talks about both why and how you can practice writing.

The Ultimate Productivity Tool

In the quest to do more things and do them fast we often forget to the most important question of all: what’s worth doing? This article is only a half-joking look at what might happen if you really start asking that question.

 Get Disciplined Not Motivated

Haruki Murakami tells us that talent is nothing without focus and endurance. Along the same lines, enthusiasm and motivation is nothing if not channeled and focused.  And the best way to channel that energy is to develop the discipline and routines such that the channeling happens automatically without a battle with ourselves every single time.

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