In just over three minutes, the short video (below) manages to inspire and educate us about productivity. It helps explain why will power is not enough to reach our goals, because "some studies suggest that will power is an exhaustible source that can be entirely used up." Instead of relying on will power to improve productivity, a few other simple methods are offered.
I love the concept of the Zeigarnik Effect and almost saved it for my "Z" post. In case you didn't watch the video, the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this effect as "the psychological tendency to remember an uncompleted task rather than a completed one." This makes intuitive sense to me, because I find that unfinished items tend to rattle around in my brain, clamoring to either be completed or written on my to-do list.
Does the Zeigarnik Effect (or another concept from the video) resonate with you?
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