You may recall that in my article about what is required in an effective “no list” system I said that I was in the process of developing a new time management system based on the “no list” method. I reported that I had got as far as the following:
Re-entering tasks. I’ve solved the problem of multiple re-entered tasks.
Simple to work. Yes.
Urgent stuff. Not as good as I’d like. This is the main failing, though I don’t want to give the impression that it makes the system unworkable - far from it.
Keeping the list short. The list is always kept short and relevant throughout the day.
Getting tasks done. All unfinished tasks get worked on multiple times during the day.
Remembering tasks. I’ve solved the problem of multiple task entry.
Not deceiving yourself. Absolutely ideal for monitoring exactly how much you have succeeded in doing during a day.
I was in fact satisfied with everything except how the method dealt with urgent tasks. I’m pleased to say that I’ve now solved that problem too.
Using the system (including even its imperfect state) I have now blogged for 17 continuous days, set up a Facebook page, replied to 52 comments within a few hours at most, initiated reader’s questions, and advanced many things in my private life - all without any resistance or procrastination.
All I’ve got to do now is to work out how to make lots of money out of it!