We know what we’re supposed to do yet we don’t do it.
The solutions seem simple and trite.
Surely the people who are more successful have more complex routines and productivity secrets.
Surely profound life change doesn’t really come from small habits that add up like compound interest.
Write things down, set goals, carve out time in your schedule solely to sit and think, eat breakfast, drink enough water, stretch and move more, reply to emails quickly, send handwritten thank you notes. It’s all just a little too obvious.
The magic is in the obvious.
Originally published May 2014