What's your enough?

We all want more time, more money, more stuff. But how much more? When will we have enough to be content?

Discipline and motivation - the protein and carbs of getting stuff done

Motivation is like empty carbs. It gives us a quick hit of energy, but burns itself out very quickly. Discipline, on the other hand, is our protein — slower to break down, and so keeps us going longer. This is not an article about how motivation is meaningless, but rather about how motivation alone will not get us very far without a good portion of discipline on our plate alongside it.

My (painful) lesson in energy management

We push ourselves to the maximum day in, day out, wasting energy and burning ourselves out. We pay lip service to planning out a more intelligent, sustainable approach but when our backs are agains the wall and deadlines loom, we lose our heads and just make a mad dash for it.

“There’s no time for planning,” we think, “let’s just get on with it”.

But what would happen if we took a more strategic, longer term approach, and applied our energy more efficiently?