I'm better off to develop a healthy, organic process that blends with the actual life I'm leading (as opposed to the happy lakeside of my mental watercolors). I need a practical, real-life system that squares against my personal and professional priorities but is also all about actually doing things that I've committed to do. It may seem like a distinction without a difference, but I think it's pretty powerful stuff: get a system that fits into your real life; manage your details with gusto; review regularly; and constantly refactor against a realistic plan for successive life steps.
On some other systems which are much more top-down (1-4 priorities, Mission Statements, Personal Goals, etc):
I think some of these systems promote Capital Letter Nouns a lot more effectively than the hard-working lower-case verb. And verbs are really what your life is made of, isn't it?
"Clean the floor" is much better than the Grand Vision for the Ultimate House Cleanness.
My name is Reinout van Rees and I work a lot with Python (programming language) and Django (website framework). I live in The Netherlands and I'm happily married to Annie van Rees-Kooiman.
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