There are too many things that compete for our attentions each day:
- There’s the stuff we need to focus on: tasks, projects, family, friends, kids, etc.
- There’s the stuff we want to focus on at some point: books, magazines, tasks, projects, TV programs, websites, blogs, podcasts, family, friends, etc.
- Then there’s the stuff that we don’t necessarily want to focus on but we end up focusing on: obligations, advertisements, inbound emails that derail us, etc
Because we have so many distractions, we don’t always to do the stuff that needs to get done when it needs to get done. Our psyches are so crowded that we can’t possibly steer through the clutter to the things that need doing when they need to be done.
The answer lies in being better organized and being better connected with those you need to do stuff with. The answer also lies in our personal systems that help us stay organized and help us apply our attentions to the right things at the right time. The bummer is mostly everones systems are different and they don’t necessarily ‘play’ well with eachother.
What if we all had a common tool that allowed us to create our own calendars and projects and invite other individuals and organizations to these records? We would then have all the information necessary to make decisions and organize our commitments in one central location. Seems like a pipedream, but a lot of smart people are working on it…we’ll let you know when we find the things that help…