Fixed-Schedule Productivity

“I do what I call ‘fixed-schedule productivity’.
I start with the deadline that my day ends at 5:30 p.m.
and create an ideal schedule based on my priorities.
Then, I work backwards to make everything fit —
ruthlessly culling obligations, turning people down,
becoming hard to reach, and shedding marginally useful tasks
along the way. My experience in trying to make that fixed schedule
a reality forces any number of really smart and
useful in-the-moment productivity decisions.”
~ Cal Newport,
Author, So Good They Can’t Ignore You