What's Everyone's Profession Part II What's Everyone's Biggest Challenge?
In the above thread everyone discussed their professions. In this thread I would like to talk about what everyone's biggest challenge is at work / personal / both.
Be it interruptions, organization, etc.
Hopefully through communicating our challenges and hardships we can come to a common consenus as to solutions that maybe we haven't thought of. One person's challenge might be another person's victory. I'd like to see if we can get this thread as big the other one.
Someone start off, please.
I think I'm in the "capture" camp...
I think I'm in the group where just capturing all the minutae can be a bit daunting. I have these little thoughts and I think, oh I need to capture that. Then I think but if I capture I'll actually have to do it, so then I don't want to capture it. But then I think that if I capture it I might not necessarily have to do it, just knowing it has been captured, or at the very least my mind will remember that I didn't capture it and start tracking that, so then I capture it. I would like to advance to where I just do the capturing and get to avoid the mental arm wrestling match.
Another vote for procrastination
I've become fond of saying that GTD is not a motivational system. Once I got over the novelty of having complete, updated lists of the things I should be doing, I saw that they weren't actually getting done.
I did (and do) get great organizational benefit from GTD, and I have stuck with it much longer than any other organizational/productivity system I have ever tried. But GTD brought my procrastination into sharp focus.
For the past 6-8 months, I've been fighting procrastination much more than I've been fighting disorganization. GTD works well for me, and now I've moved on to the next roadblock on my path to stress-free productivity.
If it weren't for GTD, and the models of useful GTD discussions I have found online, I never would have started my procrastination group -- see link in my signature.