Don’t Get Organized, Get Enthralled
“…let us also lay aside every weight…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).
Do you want to be productive? Don’t get organized. Get enthralled. Get smitten. Get on fire. Really want to do something. Want to do it bad enough that you are willing to say no to good things that will inhibit your doing what you really want to do.
Then work on organizing. Productivity systems will only help you when you know what you want to be productive about. Otherwise you’ll always have more books to read, projects to complete, emails to answer, people to meet than you can possibly organize. You’ll just shuffle stuff.
If you’re passionate, you will prioritize your time. If you’re dispassionate, you will dissipate your time.
I think the need of the hour is for more holy ambition, not more training in workflow systems. Listen…