August 26, 2022

Activities That Won't Get You Promoted

“Love of bustle is not industry.”
― Seneca

Lots of activities feel productive but don’t achieve anything. For instance:

  • Organizing your to-do list
  • Reading self-help books
  • Watching tutorial videos
  • Researching solutions
  • Thinking about the problem
  • Finishing low-impact tasks

There’s nothing wrong with these activities. They can be worthwhile in small doses. The only problem is when you spend 90% of your time on activities that don’t move the ball forward. Remember: Busy isn’t the goal.