Choose your tools like a Craftsman

Here is this week’s 1% MORE—4 short prompts using Mind over Tech’s M.O.R.E framework to trigger tiny improvements to your digital habits.

This week's theme is: 🎯 Purpose

Mindsets and habits to identify and pursue what is important to you in your digital life.


Mobilise.

a trigger to inspire motivation

Computer science professor Cal Newport defining what he refers to as ‘the Craftsman Approach’ to Tool Selection:

“Identify the core factors that determine the success and happiness in your professional and personal life. Adopt a tool only if its positive impacts on these factors substantially outweigh its negative impacts.”

Source: Deep Work


Observe.

an approach to gather data

Be curious about the fact that while most tech solves a problem for us, it can often introduce a new set of problems at the same time.


Reflect.

a prompt to inspire change

Is your choice to use a piece of tech (or app) determined by clarity in your own personal priorities, or an impulse to try out the latest new thing?


Experiment.

an invitation to disrupt your digital habits

When you find a product or service that seems to solve an immediate problem, take a moment to consider if it helps support your deeper goals before adopting it.

Try this experiment out with us in our community weekly challenge.


Until next week,

— Jonathan
Founder of Mind over Tech