For the longest time, I thought productivity meant finishing large amounts of work effectively and efficiently.
Then I read this tweet.
We waste years because we cannot waste hours.— Shane Parrish (@ShaneAParrish) May 9, 2020
As a former productivity porn junkie, I would actively consume tips and tricks to optimize my workflow. However, being productive is irrelevant if a task is not important.
A better definition for productivity would be this:
Productivity is consistently completing tasks that are important.