Mac Power Users – #263: Rethinking Task Management with Kourosh Dini Jun 21, 2015 | On Mind, On Technology | 2 comments My friends Katie Floyd, David Sparks, and I chatted it up on a recent MacPower Users episode where we discuss a bit about organizing, OmniFocus, and other such fun ramblings. Related 2 Comments Nick Lattey on July 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm I enjoyed your chat with David and Katie – you seem pragmatic, likeable and Human. Partly possibly in comparison to their second outing with David Allen. While I have no problems with his basic ideas he seems rigid and I had already learnt that he would react to issues his system doesn’t easily solve by saying you aren’t applying it properly. So I had to switch off shortly after Katie asked him about priorities and he replied in the way I thought he would! I’m not entirely sure why I still enjoy information about task management as I took the fairly drastic measure of taking early retirement at 55 last year so I had far less tasks to manage! I was a doctor and GP in the UK for about 30 years. For most people their lives and task management are somewhat messy and imperfect and coping and muddling through in probably good enough. There really is no need to beat yourself up over a less than 100% perfect task management system. It sounded like you’d got it about right. Reply Kourosh on July 3, 2015 at 10:00 am Nick, Thank you for the kind words, and I’m glad you enjoyed the show! As a GP, I’m certain you had many tasks to juggle. I know that if/when I retire, I will have my own new task issues. There is a rhythm I’ve developed to my own days between the scheduled and un-scheduled. A major shift would require a thinking through of new paths of habit. And, I agree about not beating one’s self up over a less than perfect system. There is no perfection. We can only iterate and develop, allowing ourselves the time to do so. Patience, the act of allowing and supporting a process to develop at its own pace, goes not only for our work, but our selves. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.