So… I think that the time has come for me to publicly examine why I write. Well, perhaps not the time, but at least a time. I have little doubt that I will pretend at introspection at some date in the distant or not-too-distant future. I make no pretension that I will never have the feeling that I have come upon some momentous discovery about myself and come to feel that somehow I have radically changed who I am and what I believe because of some latest whim or whiff of a thought. I've read too many of my own journal entries from ages past to think that I am ever really in the midst of a revolution.
I recently finished the book Productivity Project on Audible. Here's some reactions
If you want to be productive, then you need to know your priorities. It's a fact of life. Without prioritization, then people (including me and you) start defaulting to "whatever seems the most urgent right at this very moment." That leads to increased rate of re-tooling, which leads to waste. This also means you have a perpetual "work in progress" list, causing all sorts of slow-down, confusion, and pile-up.
Let's play a game, well, more of a thought experiment. Let's say that we are both hunters, and that we are both interested in getting the most meat possible. That makes sense, right? OK, so now let's imagine that we can either carry a spear, which is good for wounding a deer, or a net, which is good only for catching rabbits. You and I both know that we'll need to cooperate in order to catch that deer, and that if one of us brings rabbit net, then that person will get all of the rabbits. What do we choose?