What a Reflex Ball Taught Me about Productivity

 

For my birthday, I got a boxing reflex ball. It’s a gizmo that has a ball attached to a headband. You hit the ball, and it comes back to you.

When I first tried the reflex ball, I tried to hit it as fast as I could. But the faster I went, the more crosseyed I got. I couldn’t maintain focus.

Going fast is one of the biggest misconceptions of productivity. We think that the faster we go, the more we’ll accomplish.

But going fast makes it harder to hit our goals. Slowing down helps you focus clearly and make fewer mistakes.

Maybe the fastest way to achieve your biggest goal is to slow down a little.

 

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