I read three or four books at the same time. Someone asked me, “well won't you finish them faster if you focus on one book.” Yes, but the goal is not to get to the end of the book as fast as possible. It is to link as much different knowledge as possible to find the connections that others don't. If I’m enjoying a book then I want it to last as long as possible.
The other day I came across the quote in the picture followed by this excerpt from the Tao Te Ching:
The hard and stiff will be broken.
The soft and supple will prevail.
The point of planning is not to get a plan. It is to do the act of planning.
If I'm executing a task then single tasking is the way forward. If I am thinking then I want that to be as broad as possible.
Split your time into thinking and doing and do not confuse the two. Plan and then ruthlessly execute.
And enjoy each step. Why rush? The goal is not to get to the end. The goal is to work towards a goal.