New plan: to get rid of stuff i don’t need, as i feel overhelmed by them and it’s such a bad feeling! No, I don’t have thousands of items, but still too much… Life is simple – so should be our attitiude towards it.
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trajektoria has written 8 entries about this goal
Some clues for myself:
Sleep is important :)
“A confession has to be part of your new life!”
“The purpose of life is the life of purpose!”
“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”- Robert Louis Stevenson
“If you want a cup of hot tea, you must first empty the cup.”- Ancient Chinese saying
“There are years that ask questions, and years that answer.”- Zora Neale Hurston
“Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.”
“She who teaches me for one day is in some way my mother for life.”- Chinese proverb
“In life we are often wiser for questioning our answers than answering our questions.”- Noah ben Shea
“It’s not that I’m so smart; It’s just that I stay with problems longer.”- Albert Einstein
“You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.”- Dr. Timothy Leary
“Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step. Only he who keeps his eyes fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.”- Dag Hammarskjold, the 2nd UN Secretary-General
“Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.”- Margaret Thatcher
1) Create 1 Inbox (Entry Point) for All New Tasks
one e-mail space for all sort of tasks; send yourself a message when you get some important information in any non-electronic way (as a spoken message, via telephone etc.)
2) Create “Work”, “Personal” and “Someday Maybe” Folders
in this Inbox of yours, make 3 variuos hierarchically folders and separate upcoming messages as related to these cathegories.
3) Completely Empty Your Inbox Every Morning
delete rubbish, complete ‘2mins less’ tasks, divide the rest into subfolders.
4) Instantly Complete All 2-Minute (or less) Tasks
The golden rule of GTD method:
‘Every time you review new tasks (or new small parts of bigger tasks) ask yourself this question: Will this task take me longer than two minutes to complete if I start on it now? If the answer is no, do it now.’
5) File All Remaining Tasks with Actionable Labeling
tasks longer than 2 mins. to complete should be kept in a right folder, but: with a good information about them. It means, they should have a clear subject and small description added > task clear and action oriented.
f.e. “Design New Website Layout | Meet with the CEO to discuss my design ideas.”
6) Set Reminders in Calendar for Time Dependant Tasks
use (electronic) callendar!
7) Review Every Open Task a Least Once a Day
when inbox is empty, review the lists of tasks in “Work” and “Personal” folders, just to keep an eye on what is need to be done.
That is the time for corrections, deleting, or refreshing your mind on opened tasks. “Someday Maybe” folder is to be reviewed once a week.
8) Create a Short “Everyday” List for Complex Tasks or Projects
This is a daily TO-DO list; tasks put together will allow you to simpler plan them in time, and make blocks of similar tasks. Come back to this list every morning or everytime you need a quick reminder. It’s helpful with the managing of new tasks in which you’re not an expert yet.
Based on Marc’s list from http://www.marcandangel.com.
“Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.”- Doris Mortman
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.”- Henry David Thoreau
“All that we do is done with an eye to something else.”- Aristotle
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.”- Charles Darwin
“Because you understand ‘one’, you think that you also understand ‘two’, because ‘one’ and ‘one’ make ‘two’, but you must also understand the ‘and’.”- Sufi teaching
“Wisdom begins in wonder.”- Socrates
“The impossible is often the untried.”- Jim Goodwin
“It is too late to be a pessimist.”- Yann Arthus Bertrand, Home (2009)
“Sometimes the only way to repair is to restart.”
“A master at the art of living makes no distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion – he hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues with excellence what he is about and leaves others to determine, whether he is working or playing. He himself always knows, he is doing both.”– Wilfred A. Peterson
“The work will teach you how to do it.”- Estonian proverb
“Do your work and then step back: the only path to serenity.”- The Tao Te Ching, 450 B.C.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”- Scott Adams, Dilbert
“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.”
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.”- Jean Sibelius
“There are no wrong turns. Only wrong thinking on the turns our life has taken.”- Zen saying
“Erfolgreich zu sein setzt zwei Dinge voraus:Klare Ziele und den brennenden Wunsch, sie zu erreichen.”- J.W.Goethe
“I must Create a System or be enslav’d by another Man’s.”- William Blake
“Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.”- Bernado Houssay, Nobel Laureate in Medicine
“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.”- Margaret Lee Runback
“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.”- Harrison Ford
“Be kind to each other: It is better to commit faults with gentleness than to work miracles with unkindness.”- Mother Teresa
“When in doubt, tell the truth. You will gratify some of the people and astound the rest.”- Mark Twain
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”- Henry Ford
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.”- Gail Sheehy
“You will never ‘find’ time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.”- Charles Buxton
“Do the little things well now. In time, great things will be presented to you.”- Persian proverb
“If you’re not working on your ideal day, you’re working on someone else’s.”- Marjorie Blanchard
“I created a vision of David in my mind and simply carved away everything that was not David.”- Michelangelo Buonarroti
“I must Create a System or be enslav’d by another Man’s.”- William Blake
“Leaders are dealers in hope.”- Napoleon
“The greatest reward for doing is to do more.”- Jonas Salk
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”-H. G. Wells
Do the things I have to so I can do the things I want to!
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My two ideas for making it done is:
1) to learn Time Management
2) to learn NLP
Two Keys to Time Management
1) the ability to set priorities;
2) the ability to concentrate single-mindedly on one thing at a time.
Since there is never enough time to do everything that needs to be done, you must be continually setting priorities on your activities.
The very best question that you can memorize and repeat is “what is the most valuable use of my time right now?”
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