There are a lot of productivity tips out there, some of them contradictory, try to follow them all and you’ll waste so much time arranging, prioritizing, filing and tracking that you won’t have any time left to work.
We are all different, our jobs are different and our psychology is different, so it should be a surprise that we have different whys to be more productive.
Whenever you read productivity advice (including on this blog), you should read it critically, you should ask yourself “how does this make me more productive?”, you should think about the problem the method you are reading about is trying to solve and see if you need to solve this problem and if this solution causes any other problems for you.
Don’t be afraid to experiment, try something for a week or a month to see if it works for you – and don’t be afraid to throw out a productivity methodology that doesn’t work for you.
There’s no one size fits all and only you can choose what’s right for you.
posted @ Sunday, December 7, 2008 5:39 PM