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Einstein on the Only Productivity Tip You’ll Ever Need to Know

18 May 2021- 10 min read

Would you have guessed that solitude and innovation go hand in hand?
by Thrive Global writer Mayo OshinI find it interesting to read articles written before the pandemic to see how they apply now. This article suggests that practiced solitude helps us improve our productivity, creativity and decision-making. But, does the same apply when it is a forced solitude like we experienced with lock downs?
Here are some of the highlights of an interesting article by Thrive Global writer Mayo Oshin...

The Cult of Extreme Productivity

We live in a world that rewards busyness and the idea of ‘getting things done’: an addictive rat race to cross off as many things from your to-do list, as fast as possible.

Because of this viral hype, we bury ourselves in busyness and attempt to achieve much more than we’re capable of.

Each day, we create unrealistic expectations to respond to every single email in our inbox, spend quality time with our family and friends, exercise, read a book, sleep by 10 p.m. and so on...

A Time to Do Nothing But Be Alone

In his book, Einstein: His Life and Universe(audiobook), biographer and historian, Walter Isaacson shares Einstein’s thoughts on the need for solitude:

“I am truly a ‘lone traveler’ and have never belonged to my country, my home, my friends, or even my immediate family, with my whole heart; in the face of all these ties, I have never lost a sense of distance and a need for solitude.” [3]...

Embrace Solitude

In our pursuit of ‘getting more things done,’ we’ve lost sight of the true meaning of productivity.

Productivity isn’t about getting more things done, rather it’s about getting the right things done, while doing less...

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