Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Time Management System

I am determined to develop a technique to avoid wasting time so I've been making a list of activities.

A couple of days were spent converting the list to sub-lists that are broken down by subject, frequency, and geographic location. Each of those in turn has a rating of A (Really Important), B (Important), C (Might Be Important), D (Don't Know), E (Looks Unimportant), F (Really is Unimportant) and G (Importance is Irrelevant). Each factor, of course, is weighted and the Two Standard Deviation formula is applied to avoid unfairness.

A week or so may be devoted to deciding if the sublists should be color-coded and whether footnotes are necessary. Clever acronyms will be assigned, but only after extensive research and debate. Care will be given to the system's three-ringed notebook, since appearance is always a subtle motivator.

Or perhaps it isn't. I'll check into that if I can find the time.


At 4:04 PM, Blogger Eclecticity said...

So you actually struggle like mere mortals Michael? Strangely comforting. E.

At 4:11 PM, Blogger Michael Wade said...


I am a towering castle of sloth.


At 5:12 PM, Anonymous Bob said...


Stuff never gets done, unless it's done. When it's done it's gone. The stuff we need to do is always harder than the stuff we want too do. Doing the stuff we want to do, doesn't help the stuff we need to do....etc

Your perception of sloth might be different to others....

At 8:06 PM, Anonymous Business Articles said...

It sounds complicated, but the whole thing takes just a little effort; the outline and record-keeping aspects of a writer's career can make all the difference when it comes to doing things efficiently, effectively, and at a comfortable pace.


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