on my sixth week of bullet journaling. I didn't really give it a chance before, but after seeing some tweets (I believe from @yoshuawuyts) and reading about its creation, I decided to give it a try regardless of my feelings.

i am so glad i did.
i like it so much i actually am considering trying to do a paper-based zettlekasten and just like, end my accounts with various online-based productivity and knowledge management tools.
i've got a lot more to say here. maybe i'll blog someday. let me write that down in my "projects quick capture" page...
because who knows if i'll ever blog, here's the main thrust of a blog post: Steve's Ultimate Productivity System. after reading about and practicing every system known to the internet, i have amalgamated them into one single Grand Theory of Everything
Step 1: capture stuff in the lowest friction way possible
Step 2: take some periodic bit of time to sort through the stuff in step 1, and organize it in some fashion
Step 3: look at your organized stuff, and do it
Step 3 is the goal of all of these things. Step 1 is basically universal in all of these systems. Step 2 is where the rubber hits the road, and is *actually* what GTD vs PARA vs BuJo vs Whatever is talking about. how, and in what way, do you organize?
IMHO, step 2's details don't actually matter. what matters is that doing stuff is a producer/consumer problem. the queue doesn't actually matter. it's that you make it easy to produce, and that you regularly consume.
one of the key insights shared by many of these things is that quick capture of stuff, and then being able to trust the system you have, means that you reduce the amount of stuff you have to think about. ease of capture is key, so that you can get stuff out of your head.
trust in the process is key, so you can let go of the need to remember all this junk all the time.
to do that, imho, you start small, and then build from there. it's fun to nerd out about specific practices, and there's some fun hacks to get something jumpstarted, but the best thing is the thing that grows up around you and how your brain works.
anyway, one of the problems with all of this stuff is that there's a "now draw the owl!" step in a lot of it. and that's what i'm doing here. because these are tweets. but really, that's it
1. get stuff out of your head
2. filter and arrange it in some useful way. adjust this way over time as you want things and dislike things.
3. do the things

thanks for coming to my ted talk

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