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Jul 22 '08
This morning, I was eating breakfast at Egg and planning out my day. I made a list of what I had to do. Neither to-do lists nor calendars work for me, so usually my day is a disorganized mess, and I don’t get important stuff done.
The idea instantly popped in my head: one task at a time. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner, because this problem has been bugging me for months, if not years!
The text at the bottom says, “Like the famous man who held a piece of paper in his hand all day!” … a friend told me about someone who kept a simple list in his left hand at all times. He would not put it down until he finished everything — a great way to get your shit done, because nobody wants to hold a piece of paper all day. Who was that man? I might have named it after him, if I’d remembered in time!

This morning, I was eating breakfast at Egg and planning out my day. I made a list of what I had to do. Neither to-do lists nor calendars work for me, so usually my day is a disorganized mess, and I don’t get important stuff done.

The idea instantly popped in my head: one task at a time. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner, because this problem has been bugging me for months, if not years!

The text at the bottom says, “Like the famous man who held a piece of paper in his hand all day!” … a friend told me about someone who kept a simple list in his left hand at all times. He would not put it down until he finished everything — a great way to get your shit done, because nobody wants to hold a piece of paper all day. Who was that man? I might have named it after him, if I’d remembered in time!

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