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Idiot-proofing your tickler maintenance
Merlin Mann | Jan 3 2005
After reading the recent caterwaul about my sloppy GTD habits, Shannon Lee emailed with a great hack for making sure your tickler file gets reviewed each day.
I like that idea of writing up a new list each morning (or perhaps the afternoon/evening before)—it's sort of like preparing the day’s menu at a bistro based on the available ingredients. I've been working on something similar that provides a focused daily subset of next actions that's measured against a weekly set of themes and goals (more on this in a full post soon).
Also, I must say, I have a special fondness for hacks that won’t let you forget to do something (cf. The Forehead Ticket Trick). To me, that’s what life hacks are really all about: bridging your synaptic rivers in a way that makes failing difficult. Rock on, Shannon.
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