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Jan
31
comment How to become a proactive rather than a reactive (lazy) learner?
could you please provide an example of these areas you would like to master? Unless it's nuclear physics, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to get your hands on them ...
Jan
5
comment What are the weaknesses of the GTD system?
system itself relies on breaking everything down into 'next actions' ----------- actually, it doesn't. It suggests to choose at least one physical action for each project, that's it.
Dec
21
comment Handle tasks with no specific due date
no, I wish I knew one... Perhaps someday I will write it.
Dec
21
comment Handle tasks with no specific due date
this could be a great feature for GTD software
Dec
16
comment The balance between rest and productivity
@Muz: when stressed out, it's difficult to remove from my mind onto paper, creating something that feels like mental constipation please see an update to my original reply.
Dec
16
comment The balance between rest and productivity
@Muz: I find it stressful to not make any progress on personal projects why is it stressful? does it feel like an obligation to yourself or someone?
Dec
7
comment How to constrain my emotions and act based on my wisdom?
@Ramesh : imho, you need to learn how to switch to "Adult" ego state and stay there; the book I mentioned explains how these transitions work and which events would usually jerk you from Adult state to other 2.
Dec
2
comment Which GTD apps provide cloud syncing, android device access, and SSL?
google play link doesn't work ...
Nov
27
comment Get the grasp of a big system of applications and skills
@Gabber sorry, I don't think I can help you with your primary question; there are lots of methodologies like ITIL, but (being a technical person) I believe in a more straightforward approach - just start collecting info about all these apps (starting with most important ones); sooner or later you will get a good understanding; the key is to keep your knowledge in a such form that you can reach any piece of information within seconds.
Nov
24
comment What to do during mini breaks from coursework?
what exactly are you doing while you are "banging you heads on a problem"? is it discussion? programming? brainstorm?
Nov
2
comment How to avoid procrastinating on the Stack Exchange network?
or (even better) ask someone else to give you these 10 points for each important task completed on time (and take off points for procrastination) - this will keep you motivated.
Oct
30
comment How to concentrate without external stimulants?
@Roel I still see these approaches as opposite ones - if stuff is not enjoyable, I would try bunch of tricks (reframing etc) in order to make it enjoyable; any mention of discipline makes stuff less enjoyable (it's the way our mind works - it doesn't like to concentrate on unpleasant things, but can do wonders if considers an activity as a game etc)
Oct
29
comment How to stop obsessing over my to-do list?
I couldn't disagree more... <imho> keeping all tasks (big and small) "using your 100% original equipment God-given organic brain" is a huge mistake (according to David Allen (GTD) - and he is right) </imho>
Oct
29
comment How to concentrate without external stimulants?
> I believe that concentration is, for the most part, discipline --------------------------- I believe in something quite opposite - concentration is a natural state for our brain (if we are doing something interesting and enjoyable) - and constant mention of discipline might turn all this fun into something else
Oct
24
comment How to stop obsessing over my to-do list?
you are welcome! If I am not mistaken, it's an example of reframing (very powerful NLP technique)
Jan
21
comment How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
**It's about not doing my to'do's ** That's right. and (imho) the reason why your brain wants to "go back and tweak a little more" is exactly that - it (possible) has some cool idea how to improve the process and it wants to try it right now (or this new cool idea will be lost). Most of the time that idea is quite simple, like "if I go and tweak some more it will increase my productivity!" - so, we deal with this idea just like with all others - record it, process it later and assure our brain that it won't be lost. But - it's your mind and your question; I won't bother you anymore ;)
Jan
19
comment How can I spend less time optimizing and more time executing?
inho, capturing good ideas is a bad idea ;) The point is to capture ALL ideas - good or bad, and process these later. BTW, how often do you process collected ideas? If your mind will be sure that you will process all new to-do-improvement ideas by the end of the day - would this make a difference?