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Here’s a curious fact about human beings: we have a really hard time realizing that something isn’t there. Josh Kaufman calls it Absence Blindness
“Great management is boring - and often unrewarding. The hallmark of an effective manager is anticipating likely issues and barriers and resolving them in advance so the team can make progress as quickly as possible. Some of the best managers in the world look like they’re not doing much, but everything gets done on time and under budget. The problem is, no one sees all of the bad things that the great manager stopped from happening. Less skilled managers are actually more likely to be rewarded, since everyone can see them “making things happen” and “moving heaven and earth” to resolve issues - even issues they themselves created via poor management. Prevention is under-appreciated.”
Take your life for example.
You don’t value your health, finances, relationships, sleep and so on until you get into trouble. But then it’s too late.
What you want is to have checklists.
Make sure you eat well, exercise, visit your doctor regularly, track your finances, keep a budget, have a list of people you need to keep in touch with, reduce screen time before sleep.
Your job is to design the checklist based on what’s important to you and keep checking in.
In the end, it will look quite boring as not much (bad) will be happening but that’s what you want.
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