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zaidekul · 2018-10-22 · Original thread
To your questions:

1) goals I don't accomplish typically either roll over to the next quarter once I diagnose what went wrong and assuming its a valid goal, or, if I decide to kill it, it goes onto a list of failed goals w/ the reason they failed. this is how I got the 3 flaws in the article (by doing mini postmortems on each failed goals)

2) Typically the first goal in a category is the most important. However, the goals are NOT prioritized overall (just intra category) so this is something I should think about - thanks for calling that out.

3) Upper limit = only anecdotal. 1,035 activities in a quarter is about 11-12 activities per day, and some are as small/quick as flossing, or 10mi of meditating. If I'm not at the theoretical upper limit, I certainly feel close (and its starting to adversely affect my binary goals based on the correlations). I don't know, it also depends on the magnitude of the recurring goals, i.e. a goal of "I will run 10 miles 5x/week" would take 8 hours of your week (pacing at 10min miles) so it also depends on the time required per recurring goal/activity. It would also depend on how demanding one's job is. I work full-time, but the hours are fairly flexible and I build/plan my own schedule so I can find some extra time if I'm behind on certain goals. I usually get up around 5/5:30am and have found mornings to be my most productive time which alleviates evening/night anxiety, vis-a-vis:

neya · 2016-08-24 · Original thread
In the context of this article, I recommend my fellow HN community members to read a wonderful book on the same topic: (NOT a referral link)

Before, here's me trying to plan something, usually stuck on a petty issue, that is dependent on something else, and this task would be put aside for so long. My body is used to talking to clients late night and waking up late. The only thing I became in this process is tired, obese and lost self-confidence (though personal, I am willing to share this openly).

Once I started practicing waking up early on, I realized everything is very clear. My mind knows exactly what to be done and if there's a problem, how I can solve it efficiently. I could easily grasp new concepts, plan for my future more clearly and efficiently get tasks done.

I use a pomodoro timer and I noticed that tasks that would take 2 hours in the night would take just 45 minutes or less early in the morning. At least for me, it just feels like my brain has access to all the information it needs so quickly. Combining this with another book "30 days of discipline by Victor Pride" I was able to reduce my body weight, finish an Saas prototype and finally live a structured life and gain back my confidence.

Posting this hoping it will benefit someone. Cheers.

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