I’m a bit tired of the Getting Things Done mantra. Sometimes it feels like it’s a bad-fitting pair of jeans: tight where it shouldn’t be tight, loose where it shouldn’t be loose, and flattening my figurative butt besides. I don’t want to write down my next action. I want to doodle about my dreams, maybe with a web-based mind mapping tool.
Even though GTD’s hot, it doesn’t work for everyone, just like super-trendy skinny jeans don’t look good on all body types. We all have our individual personalities. We all have our unique priorities. We all have our own particular ways of being productive too.
Here are some productivity patterns and personalities I’ve seen online. Maybe you will see yourself in one of these descriptions, maybe in more than one.