As we speak cruel time is fleeing. Seize the day, believing as little as possible in the morrow.”
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn
January 4th. Working this week is almost as challenging as working last week was. Short weeks are always tough, but add in that most people are on vacation or working on their plan for the year and the productivity in a given week goes out the window. Working the tools of the trade – Salesforce CRM, bullet journal, Getting Things Done methodology – helps but some weeks are more off the rails than others. I’ve entered the Friday afternoon Bermuda Triangle of productivity. I look up and it’s after 3 PM and I’ve checked one out of five boxes on my bullet journal to-do list.
I’ve tried many methods, but to me the Bullet Journal combined with GTD methodology is working the best for me. If I had all the money I spent on productivity tools over the years I’d be able to retire early. Best to keep it simple. Right it down immediately in a bullet form, cross it off when you finish it, move it forward if you don’t. Keep it simple…
For a short, unfocused week, I’ve managed to get a few things done. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still plenty to do, but you need to celebrate the small successes when you achieve them. After all, there’s always something else that needs to be done. If you waited until it was all done you’d never celebrate anything.