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Plans and goals, #1

25 Dec

On average, about half of your to-do list gets achieved.

I always see this as an opportunity in waiting. Add “Cure cancer”, “achieve world peace”, and “transmute lead to gold in an energy-efficient way” to a 3-item list, and either you’ll change the world or you’ll get the rest of the list done.

Currently, I keep a long list of GTD-style “next actions” from a long project list, which might get done opportunistically, and a short list of things to focus on in the next few days.

The long list lives in an Emacs ORG-MODE file, and the short lists are always on nearby pieces of paper. Sometimes they get archived to track what happened when, ¬†and sometimes they just recycle naturally…