I am a big fan of any website that can show me how to overcome procrastination, be more efficient and be more productive. However, the more you read the more you will find articles contradicting some information that you thought was beneficial. How do you comb through all of the information and not lose yourself in the obfuscation?
Well, you cannot rid yourself of all of the methods out there. No one is better than the others. The most you can hope for is a hybrid of a number of good ideas that you find. You have to take the best pieces of each productivity method and “Frankenstein” them together. I have done this on a number of occasions.
There are many times I read an article on, for example to-do lists, and some will be in favour of them and the others say do not use them. Now which is correct? I believe the one that works for you is the correct one. We are all intelligent people so do not assume that any one productivity method is better than the next. Some may have a good idea buried in the article that will make your existing productivity method a bit better.
For example, my note taking method for using the open square for to-do’s after a meeting and a triangle to watch out for information later is a culmination of 3 different methods I picked up in the past. So keep reading and keep learning. Frankenstein may not have gotten it completely right, but his methods were.
Tomorrow’s post: Make your emails specific