Todon't List [Link]

October 05, 2012 by Gabe | [mmd] | ℳ↫

Jeff Atwood:

For the things in my life that actually mattered, I've never needed any to-do list to tell me to do them. If I did, then that'd be awfully strong evidence that I have some serious life problems to face before considering the rather trivial matter of which to-do lifehack fits my personality best. As for the things that didn't matter in my life, well, those just tended to pile up endlessly in the old to-do list. And the collective psychic weight of all these minor undone tasks were caught up in my ever-growing to-do katamari ball, where they continually weighed on me, day after day.

I agree with 95% of that article. 5% is very wrong. Of course, I feed my kid by doing the right things at the right time and getting paid for it.1


  1. Some people might call me a "project manager". I've taken too many courses and sat through too many well intentioned lectures to care about the latest popular titles and credentials. I just make things happen in valuable ways on a moderately large scale. 

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