The Block Periodization System to Making Things Happen [Link]

November 07, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

Maybe one of the best expressed and thought-out systems for achieving goals I've read recently. Trust me, it's worth a read.

I divide a unit of time, typically a calender year, into subunits called mesocycles. During a given mesocycle, focus is directed toward the progression of a particular quality. By chaining together different mesocycles, block periodization facilitates long-term goal progression.

But here's where Seth gets my attention. It's not a proposal or declaration. It's an account.

I've found block periodization to be an effective technique for accomplishing goals and facilitating progress toward pursuits of all types. Below I outline my experience with the method in more detail and explain why I think it is a superior productivity framework.

I dislike "productivity" and "minimalism". It sounds like snake oil sold by people trying to convince themselves of its efficacy. I do like learning how smart people make things happen.