If you’re going to work…work hard.
That way, you’ll have something to show for it.
The biggest waste is to do that thing you call work, but to interrupt it, compromise it, cheat it and still call it work.
In the same amount of time you can expend twice the effort and get far more in exchange.
“Procrastination most often arises from a sense that there is too much to do, and hence no single aspect of the to-do worth doing…Underneath this rather antic form of action-as-inaction is the much more unsettling question whether anything is worth doing at all.”
“I sort of love it when things are going badly because I know that means that soon things will go well. I just stay at my desk, and I say, ‘There’s no shame in writing crap,’ knowing that it’s good for the brain because meanwhile, in some corner, something is getting nudged.”