From OptimalScience

Key Claims

  • Order, as an ideal or virtue, concerns the best use of your present opportunity (time).
  • Order takes in vision of overall priorities.
  • Order, as a vision of the task shaped by an ideal, is how you incorporate ideals into work.
  • Order gives you vision of how to move through the task, foreseeing obstacles.
  • Most fundamental act of order is forming strategies: breaking down the task into smaller steps, and then arranging them.
  • Strategies are how distractions are prevented.
  • Strategies are the plan for the task made in advance.
  • Strategies are how task attention shapes predictive attention, training it how to carry out steps.
  • Strategies (order) allow task attention to engage the task 100% (intensity) and progress through the task until it is completed (constancy).
  • Predictive attention guides task attention through the task.
  • Predictive attention primes associations needed for task attention to work.
  • With practice in a given strategy, predictive attention can pull the task attention.
  • Peace is the tranquility of order (Augustine, City of God).
  • Order is how you shape your predictive attention by giving it an image of the task before it begins.