If You’re Busy, You’re Doing Something Wrong

“If your goal is to build a remarkable life,┬áthen busyness and exhaustion should be your enemy.”

A study of elite vs. average violin students a few years ago found something fascinating: They each spent the same amount of time practicing, but the elite players spent their time in two concentrated, focused practice sessions a day while the average players spread their practice out throughout the day.

Cal Newport uses this as a jumping off point to explain why if you’re busy, you’re doing something wrong and points out the key to success isn’t to work more, it’s to do more focused work and incorporate more leisure time into your day.