I want to buy this again, truly. I’ve bought them for a couple of years. But here’s the problem – I never actually USE them. Not because they’re not useful (they are!) but because I cannot figure out how to make time to use them. Does that make sense? I feel like to take advantage of a system that plots out what you are going to do over a given period of time, you actually have to interface with that system enough to use it.
I use a GTD system with Omnifocus and have for the better part of ten years. It works wonderfully well for me in part because it only requires me to look at it when I need a task and once a week or so when I review the whole mess. But the problem is that it doesn’t seem to give me the structure I need to get closer to my goals partly because it’s very much a “in the moment” and “everything is the same” type of system.
I need a hybrid approach, but I feel that hybrid approach requires me sitting down and spending real time with it on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Am I right? How do you use the system? What have you seen be successful? I’m interested!
Here was my response, kept the way that I normally respond to people via email. I’ve made a few edits and added reference links to aid new readers and enhance on-page readability.