Be True to Yourself

Heed the timeless advice inscribed over the temple of the Greek Delphic oracle: know thyself. Know your most and least productive times of day, and schedule accordingly. Know your biggest distractions (Facebook? Compulsive email checking? Chocolate buttons?) and control for them accordingly. Know your ideal working environment and try to create it wherever possible. Knowledge is power, and the more we have on ourselves, the easier we can create conditions for maximum productivity and success. Know your mood too. If you feel in the mood to write, go with that flow – you may write twice as quickly and three times as well.