Been gettin’ at it hard lately. Interviewing about twice a week. Doing 24 hours a week at the bike shop. And atop all the family responsibilities, I’m even finding time to ride. Clearly, I’m doing something right, but I am also still trying to figure out a way to start tackling some of the other tasks I need to nail down regularly. The takeaway: I’m not perfect yet, but I want to find a way to get there.
My big problem has always been that I take on far too much stuff and then end up in a position where nothing gets enough attention as I flit from task to task. Personal organization systems, such as David Allen’s Getting Things Done seem more geared toward people who do nothing but “do stuff” in a manner that resembles a meerkat on crack. No thank you.
I’ve been reading Leo Babauta‘s The Power of Less, though, and I think it’s going to help immensely. I’ve been getting slower and slower with the book as I attempt to implement more and more of the ideas in it. I’m hoping to have my primary read of it done this week, and then really dig into a more detailed implementation of the system over the coming few weeks.
As part of this, I am going to have to make some modifications to the system to make it fit my life. That’s okay, I think. The goal is to keep a degree of minimalism as part of it. I’ll definitely report more on that as it progresses.