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What's different about this productive run?

I've had massively productive runs in the past -- probably you have too. So, what's different about this one?

I've been cutting and cutting and cutting back to try to get the core, essential, most important functions and projects in my life. AFter getting down to the most important business and personal projects, it was still more than could be done -- except with the help of best practices and organizing principles.

So, what's different about this 90 days? I plan on coming out of it feeling healthy and stronger than ever before. No huge run of work that sacrifices health and well-being. Instead, just best practices, good organization, and so on -- so, a massive push in work projects, personal life, and coming out of it even better.

I spent a considerable amount of time getting down to this list --

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1,000 hours of zazen - day 1

On One Thousand Hours of Zazen

My goal is to sit 1000 hours of meditation in 1 year. Accounting for holidays and days when my schedule won't permit, I'm working to a schedule of 3 hours per day. The 3 hours per day will be broken down into 7 sessions of 25 minutes each - 4 sessions in the morning before work, and 3 sessions in the evening. It's an ambitious target, and may require some adjustments (e.g. fewer sessions during work-days and making up for it at the weekend). This blog will be my way of tracking progress in terms of hours logged and noting thoughts and observations about zazen itself.  My belief is that meditation is one of the most important and useful things one can do for oneself. I'll expand on that idea later. 

This morning I woke up at 7am and did 2 sessions of 25 minutes. It's a good start, and I'll make up the extra 2 sessions at lunch time today. 

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