Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
One of my main barriers to being productive is I consistently take on too much. And as with any juggler with too many things in the air, something is going to drop eventually.
Autofocus and Dismissing Items
When I was looking at Autofocus (see Autofocus 2…An Initial Report), there was a notion of “dismissing projects.” The oldest block of tasks you hadn’t worked on were put “on notice”, and anything not actioned on by the next day are just dismissed. Gone.
Changing My Mind
What a concept! To give myself the freedom to change my mind after I had committed to it.
I find that it gives me a great relief to know that I can give up on things.
No Autofocus, but Applying Dismissal
I don’t follow Autofocus anymore, because I find it doesn’t help me move forward on the big picture items. But who’s to say that I can’t apply parts of it?
Applying Dismissal to my List
My list is out of control again. I have several projects on there that are not making progress. It’s not that there are things on the list that I really don’t want to do. It’s a matter of not having enough time.
Tonight I sat down and looked at my list. Everything I looked at, I asked myself if I was truly going to move forward on them. There are things that simply have to wait. Not indefinitely, but for the time being.
Leave a comment if you like or dislike this method of paring down projects…
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