The Quest for Impact, Not Productivity // Zen Habits

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Llewyn, found at an early age that people would judge the stuff you moved — either you did it right, or you did it wrong. Llewyn was so terrified of doing it the wrong way that he agonized for days about every possible choice, and in the end barely ever moved anything, crippled with fear...

Brabu focused his powers on moving the rocks that made up one particular hill. Doing less, he was able to actually make an impact. Productivity wasn’t the point — he wasn’t just trying to move a lot of rock. The impact was the point — less rock moved, but with purpose and focus. 

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