The Myth of Productivity

Every ambitious person wants their work to matter. No one wants to leave the earth with their best potential left untapped. For the tech-savvy among us, Bleeding-edge productivity apps help me stay on top of every input that comes my way. Omnifocus, Things, and OmniPlan are some of my current favs. However, there’s a balance of reflection and execution. The productivity myth that I’ve bought into…..hook, line, and sinker is this:

A new app or different way of looking at my contexts will make me *more* productive.

The truth is, no matter *how* you slice the inventory of your life’s commitments, ultimately….your system only works as much as *you* do.

So, the next time you’re tempted to slice your data, contexts, GTD, etc. differently….first make sure it isn’t a sneaky excuse to avoid other work you should already be doing.

  • Linda

    Agreed – good advice!