Reduce Choice

Reduce Choice

A couple of years back I read this amazing book by Peter Shankman on productivity for people with ADHD. One of the best takeaways? To reduce choice.

Choice drives us insane. Analysis paralysis can cause microseconds, hours or even days of inaction — wasting valuable time. Most of the time, the choices we worry about don’t deserve our time and energy.

Don’t have a huge wardrobe. Don’t overthink your developer stack choices. Have a routine that doesn’t limit you but doesn’t allow too much flexibility. Use highly opinionated software and prefer convention over configuration.

Just reduce choice. Live a limited, minimalist life that allows you to shave these minutes and focus on the things that matter most.

Sergio Mattei

Founder and student