This post is entitled The Limits of Self Help Productivity Lit. Go ahead. Read it.
I’m including it in my reflections today because 1) I’ve seen a couple other posts similar to this over the past month and 2) this post and others seem to be missing a big point.
The ‘big point’ is that improving your productivity using whatever method or tools you choose, isn’t just for the sake of improving productivity. Consider that…
You don’t get organized for the sake of doing that.
You don’t work on priorities just because you’re ‘supposed to’.
You don’t work to overcome procrastination or learn to set boundaries because you just don’t have anything else to do.
You work at these things and many more so you can ultimately spend more time with the people you want to be with outside of your work day.
Or spend more time doing things you want to do.
So you can have more fun.
So you can have more life.
So you can experience more peace of mind.
Learning these skills are a means that, in fact, justify the end. Machiavelli would be proud.
OK. I’m off my soapbox now.