Productivity

Distraction

It’s easy to get carried away, bogged down with work, an endless cycle of dullness given energy by the worker’s soul, while your real work suffers. It’s easy to find your satiation soon but temporarily, in that mild-to-tepid sort of way, rejoicing in solving daily issues for people and organisations, some merely trivialities worthy of …

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On Perfection

The lines must be straight. The book, phone, and laptop aligned symmetrically on the desk before you. All must be perfect. There must be no mistake, no error in the essay or post. Any error is a shame, and perfection must be preserved. If your fly’s open, that’s trouble but a man must carry on. Perfection …

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Start something new

To write, to read, to run, to code, to trade, to pray, to sleep, to eat. To do more, or to do less. There’s no best day to start something new. Don’t wait until the first of the month or beginning of the year. Start. Never mind it’s the 13th or the 31st of May or …

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Betting the future

Banners announcing new betting shops or franchises are the fastest appearing in Lagos, second only to those of new churches and the latest church programmes. Young men (and maybe women) everywhere hold on to their printed bet receipts awaiting a turn of fortune. I have tried to understand this revived, reinvented phenomenon and here articulate my …

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to simplify, to be productive

I’m on a quest to simplify my life, treading the path to achieve higher productivity. I will cut away some or many nice things and reassign precious resources to the most important ones. So, I’m glad to say that five weeks ago I began working with Tim Challies’ How to Get Things Done series. These …

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