Time Warrior has less of a “do your project” focus and more of a “think differently about time” focus. I got some valuable points from the book, including:
- You don’t have to believe your feelings about a circumstance; you can change your thoughts and have a better attitude to be more productive no matter what is going on. [Charlotte Mason ideas crop up in the oddest spots, right?]
- Don’t scurry around letting anxiety run your life. Defend times of focus, and don’t misuse your imagination by worrying.
- Motivation is overrated. Just do what you need to do and let the motivation follow the action.
- “What gets measured gets done.”
- Feeling “behind” is an optional concept.
Although it’s not anywhere close to the most helpful book on time management I’ve read, I did get some good ideas and reminders from Time Warrior. It’s structure lends itself to snippet reading, so if you like to have a book around for reading in short spurts this would be a reasonable choice, especially if you enjoy books on time and getting things done.
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