I’ve recently been on a productive kick as of late. It’s probably due to the changing seasons, or the fact that the holidays are upon us. Regardless, I’ve been really honing my productivity lately. I’m doing more, forgetting less, and feeling better about myself as a result. Why? I’ve stopped calling productivity “Productivity”.
That’s right. You’re not misreading that previous statement. Due to my love technology and finding ways to do XYZ better, I’ve always been infatuated with making a system better. However, there is a point where this starts to hurt you.
By making the emphasis the system, and not what the system does, one loses precious time.
For example: I’ve been known to constantly be on the lookout for the latest GTD, hoping that it is the panacea that will finally put an end to my unproductive days. When in really, I could have spent that precious time doing (aka being productive). The irony in this is really too much.