Early in January, Mark Forster, author of Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management, asked for beta testers for his new Autofocus time management system. I signed up, because I needed a way to get through my stuff every day without procrastinating.
And when the instructions came, all in one page, my initial reaction was, “you’ve got to be kidding! This can’t possibly be it! It’s too simple!” But I decided to give it a try.
I had a bit of a rough time, trying to figure out how to put my daily “house” tasks in. After all, do I really want to put “scoop cat boxes” on my list? I will procrastinate as long as possible on that one.
What I found is that I blasted through tasks that had been sitting on my radar for weeks in a few days. I cleared out the backlog to the point where I can now focus on my number one project: finishing my book.
I do have to confess that I don’t like the paper and pen idea, so I have modified my PDA to serve the same function.
Overall, if you are looking for a way to get kickstarted, give the system a look. You might be very surprised.