Student’s ability to schedule their day effectively and remain on-task.
No matter your goal, your wildest dreams are just dependent on your own ability to work hard for it. If you're able to schedule focused-time toward your goals every day, there's nothing that can stop you.
Learning Resources 🧠
- Deep Work - In this book, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four "rules," for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.
- Learn how to time block - Organizing your schedule instead of making a to-do list takes productivity one step further. Because you’re dedicating specific windows of time to your work, everything finds its place. Tasks aren’t floating around in your mind. There’s a time set aside to get it all done. As Kruse continued, this can even help you sleep better at night. Once you start time blocking, you’ll have a grasp on what you can accomplish in a day, giving you a much more realistic set of goals.
- Have you ever asked yourself, "Why do we need to manage time?" Check out Brad Aeon's TED Talk on "The Philosophy of Time Management" to gain a new perspective.
- Procrastination: A Scientific Guide on How to Stop Procrastinating - Trying to manage our time efficiently can be completely derailed by procrastination. Procrastination is a challenge that most of us have experienced at some point during our lives. Some of us experience it more than others. James Clear explains the science behind procrastination and offers practical suggestions on how to on how to get rid of this unhealthy habit.