Or at least the messages are getting convoluted by those obsessed with their quest for inbox zero to little discernible end.
Being productive isn’t about wringing every last minute out of every day doing something or checking stuff off a to-do list and building a relentlessly efficient system that allows nothing through the cracks.
I say that being productive is about accomplishing the things you need to accomplish at a minimum so that you can regain some flexibility to adapt to the opportunities that are optional and even fuzzy at best. The things you can’t so much do as discover, or wait for, or adapt to when they happen. [Read more…]