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comment How to separate interest/value from diligence/effectiveness?
I attempted to delete this question but I cannot since it already has answers. For what it's worth, on this past rewording I had made various explicit forms of the question in bold font. If it is unclear then I would rather it be closed or deleted. Writing it out has given me some new perspective.
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revised How to separate interest/value from diligence/effectiveness?
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comment How to separate interest/value from diligence/effectiveness?
I agree with the importance of matching interests with a job. What I am asking might be best asked with this scenario: In a non-professional job a hypothetical tedious task is assigned to two hypothetical employees. They both do the task but one eventually does what is necessary while the other attacks the task with vigor. What I am looking for is the intrinsic "something" held by the latter employee that I think is the crux of personal productivity. I know that nugget may be the level of need for the job, upbringing, etc. But I think something more intrinsic is going on.
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comment How to separate interest/value from diligence/effectiveness?
Throughout this site there are questions from students and professionals about procrastination, motivation, etc. The reductionist attitude that a task has value because you want to advance your career (or hold your job) or finish your degree in spite of a boring required course does not seriously address the question. Most people know they HAVE TO do their school or work tasks - yet this alone doesn't end procrastination.
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comment How to separate interest/value from diligence/effectiveness?
I can't address any (perceived) shortcoming of the question without a comment to go with your down-vote.
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comment How to identify and stop compulsive collecting behavior
+1 because this hits the nail on the head. If <your activity here> is impacting the other areas of your life it is a sign (at least) that it is crossing the line.
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revised How to separate interest/value from diligence/effectiveness?
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comment How to separate interest/value from diligence/effectiveness?
Not opinion based at all. Are you saying: If at work, a real job, your boss assigns you a task of no personal interest or value he/she should not expect productivity?
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comment Concentrating on reading in a noisy environment
@xralf - what is a "motivating annotation"? On paper or PDF I use highlighting where I can (rather than notes) as I mainly want to mark spots that I will examine in more detail on another pass. The goal is not to stop the flow - it takes a while for me to get back up to speed and that is when distractions (like noise) bother me most.
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comment Concentrating on reading in a noisy environment
@xralf - some PDF reading apps allow highlighting, etc.
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answered 18 Months Weekly Planner Notebooks - How Does it Work?
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comment Recurring ToDos with increasing urgency
I just checked out getontracks.org -- if that's what you mean, it looks nice. They seem to have a fairly active release cycle so your need might be something worth adding to their list of feature requests.
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answered Recurring ToDos with increasing urgency
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comment Recurring ToDos with increasing urgency
Are you currently managing tasks with software and wanting to migrate to a system that has this feature? As opposed to first time moving from a manual system to software?
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