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cwest (1514)

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Journal of cwest (1514)

Tuesday July 02, 2002
08:19 AM

Focus

[ #6124 ]

I've been working mostly on trouble tickets with the job I'm at now. I don't like this. I don't get to move on and do better things. Because of this, I'm focusing my energy on killing tickets so I can move on.

This means some changes. For the next little while I'll have to IRC much less, and read journals less often. I think this will be good for me.

So my question is, how do you maintain productivity?

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  • I have the least trouble maintaining productivity when I'm
    interested in my task. For me, that generally means that I'm
    either solving an interesting problem, or I'm interacting with
    someone.

    If I've got some less interesting task, I'll find my mind is
    more eager to wander and I'll be working slower.

    To get around this, I'll try to make my task more interesting.
    Since problem solving is interesting for me, I might take some
    specific less-interesting problem, and try to develop a more
    general solution to a class of