Productivity is not about doing things unthinkingly. Productivity is about pushing yourself to think more about things that matter. We know the people who are most productive tend to spend more time thinking about what their priorities ought to be instead of getting into their office and automatically answering emails, then working on their expenses, and responding to phone calls. Instead of going on autopilot, which is what habits help us do, what productive people do is say “I know that’s what I did yesterday, but is that the best use of my time today”- Charles Duhigg
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Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize winning at the New Work Times and the Best Selling author of Smarter Faster Better.