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  • On moving your life forward

    Oct 30, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    via Art of Manliness: Stop Living Life “Paycheck to Paycheck”

    When you metaphorically live life “paycheck to paycheck,” you do just enough each week to maintain your current existence. You take care of the urgent and outstanding tasks the neglect of which would disrupt the status quo, but you never take action on things that would improve and progress your situation.

    Even with Taskwarrior to help me tackle my TODO list, I feel the pain of living “paycheck to paycheck”:

    I have the numbers to show that I’m getting lots done. Somehow I feel like I’m treading water. There’s always more. Both the great ideas and the big goals grow stale as I address the urgent issues that must be done now.

    What is the recommendation to get out of that loop?

    All it takes is completing one single to-do — one single task that moves your life forward, even slightly — each week.

    Okay, I can do that. Well, sort of. I’m still trying to build some kind of idea what “forward” means for me. However, I can make a point of completing one task a week that’s been pushed aside by the high-priority, immediately-due attention grabbers at the top of task next.

  • I should be sleeping

    I should be sleeping

    Jul 6, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    — but I’m real curious to explore. This is my world the next couple of weeks, sleeping near the red dot on the right, and working by that star to the left: Coffee Meets Bagel headquarters.

  • Ugh


    Jul 6, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Just getting to the good part of moving — the home office is almost all set up — and now I have to prep for a work trip.

    So annoying.