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Oct 30, 2019 at 5:49 pm
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
Jul 3, 2019 at 9:18 am
My glance at the Idea Bucket only worked by luck. The
+LATEST virtual tag
is for the latest task in the system, not just the latest in the filter. I want
newest report, which lists tasks by freshness, then
limit: to control
the number of tasks reported.
$ task '(+idea or +learn)' newest limit:1 ID Created Age Mod Project Tags Description 180 2019-07-02 19h 19h Site idea ops automate permalink switches 2019-07-02 for when I do a mass change, create aliases of old form 54 tasks, 1 shown
Okay right. I threw some new ideas in the last few days. Better set a higher limit.
Jun 29, 2019 at 12:52 pm (Updated Jul 3, 2019)
$ task '(+learn or +idea)' count 117
I know I won't get to 90% of these, but I'm glad to have Taskwarrior for jotting them down.