I would like to get my kids to learn some productivity techniques so that their future lives can be as productive as possible. I am going to start with two of the most basic ones, but it is difficult to explain the benefits of them to my kids. The two techniques that I am starting with are:
- When faced with a decision, step back and take a moment to take in as much information as you can before making a decision. In other words, don't make a knee-jerk decision.
- Make a note of anything that you need to refer to in the future.
Although these techniques are not groundbreaking, I believe that they form the basis for other high leveraging productivity techniques such as GTD. I don't want to initially overload them with too many techniques so I am starting with two.
One of my two kids is coming up to 6 years old, which I believe is old enough to start to grasp some of the concepts I am trying to teach him. My other son is coming up to 3 years. I think that this is too young, so I am mostly concentrating on my 6 year old.
My question is: Should I should persist with these two techniques?
Should I teach them different techniques instead? Why?