Let There be Light!
Have you ever worked furiously towards a goal only to realize when you were done that you achieved something different than you set out to? What is more important: knowing what direction you're pointed, or getting there fast?
I’m worth more than a $100 trillion in Zimbabwean dollars! Now before you tell me that the currency isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, I want to mention that until yesterday, I had less money than a homeless person. On August 22, 2017, I received a paycheck that made me debt-free. My wife and I paid off$32,959.85 of student loans in 305 days.
On the quest to find the ultimate app, I believe I have arrived at a sublime truth. Productivity and efficiency are not software problems. If they were, you’d be able to assemble enough code to do a persons job for them, so that they wouldn’t have to do anything. While at first, this seems appealing, Meriam-Webster defines a state of “requiring little attention or thought” as mindlessness. It turns out that humans have a fundamental aversion to mindlessness, and prefer rather to be in a state of mindfulness.
One of the (many) stresses we face in life is feeling overwhelmed with daunting projects that we have not yet started on. A youth pastor once gave me an interesting strategy that he applied when he was in school: whenever he received an assignment, he immediately (that night) began to work on it and did not rest until he felt that he had brought that project up to a B.