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A lot of the focus on productivity comes from the tools we use to be productive — which to-do app is the best, which has the most features and so on. Productivity consultant David Allen explains in this video that even if you find a great tool, none of it matters if you’re not being consistent and clear about what you put into it.
All too often, our to-do lists fail us. They’re too long and unreasonable. You don’t have to completely ditch the to-do list though; you can actually feel more productive if you implement a priority rule for your tasks, such as the 1-3-5 rule.
Evernote user bluecockatoo did a lot of thinking about how Evernote could easily and reliably fit into his day-to-day workflow, much like our own editor. His publicly visible “EverMetaNotes” are a wealth of answers what-about-that Evernote questions.
We’ve told you time and again to make your to-do list clear, concise and specific. Want another way of thinking about it? Boil your work down into widgets you can crank.
David Allen, the creator of the Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity method, explains in this short video how you can get control over your to-do list by clarifying your actions and the results you want. If you’re not keeping a to-do list because it’s never helped you, his tips may help you start one that works for you.