Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“I noticed a use pattern [<link; short read]. The duration of my work cycles is 30 minutes – 30 minutes of deep work, followed by a 10-minute break. I set the timer to 30 minutes, but I always exceed the time by around 5 minutes.”
“Then set the timer to 25 minutes. In exceeding the time by 5 minutes you will get where you want to be. I call this process, under-adjustment.
The opposite process is over-adjustment.”
“As in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s quote:
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Set big goals – goals way beyond your current ability level. This forces you to push yourself more than you normally would, thus grow at an accelerated pace. You ‘hit the mark’ regardless of whether you achieve them or not.”