Habit Checkpoint (Reviewing Tasklist)

Now we’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel as far as how well I’ve stuck to things.

In the amazing book, Getting Things Done, by David Allen, he outlines a method for keeping track of all your tasks, projects, to-do’s, appointments, etc. He really just teaches you how to get your shit together and be productive. How to use a trusted storage system for all the thoughts your mind has, so they aren’t swirling around in your head.

Core to this methodology is sitting down Yearly, Monthly, Weekly, and Daily, to review different parts of your productivity plan, i.e., you life-goals, yearly goals, monthly projects, etc.

Well, this is where I fall apart. I simply don’t do it. It’s never been a priority for me to focus on things like this, to the detriment of my productivity.

I know I need to do better, but honestly, look at all the other things I’ve managed to do! I’m going to pat myself on the back for all my other accomplishments and be okay with poor performance on this one.

That said, I’m not satisfied with that outcome, I do want to change. I’m currently reading his book again, and unfortunately have been checked out while doing it, so I’ll be going back over again taking careful notes through the whole thing, possibly even a third time while I follow along with his methodology to hopefully get my life in order.

I’ll report back later on this one for sure, because it’s always been one of my hardest things to do, is stay on top of the myriad tasks I have that are always piling up. I have thousands of tasks sitting on my phone being ignored right now, and I need to fix that going forward in my life.

Till tomorrow,

Tom

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