Productivity is Broken

Hello friend,

If you're like me, you've spent countless hours searching for ways to be more productive:

  • Reading about different methods of implementing the GTD (Getting Things Done) methodology
  • Buying lots of planners, hoping that this will finally be that "perfect" one
  • Watching videos of other people's setups, hoping to copy it and find the same success
  • Downloading the latest task management app with the shiniest new features Ultimately, most of these paths probably led you to disappointment.

You seek out these solutions because your ADHD causes you to fall behind and you that one of these new systems will finally be the solution.

But somehow, it never is.

The problem is that most of these systems, planners, apps, etc weren't designed with an ADHD brain in mind. They are based on organizing tasks by what is most important.

That's not what the ADHD brain needs.

Our motivation must be fueled by interest-based activities.

I talked about this some in an article a couple weeks ago:

You have to find what interests you and fill up your fuel tank. Then you have the energy to tackle some of the heavy lifts. When you try to force yourself to take on the difficult "eat the frog" tasks first, you doom yourself to failure.

Wishing you the best of luck with finding the interest and fueling your difficult tasks!

Stay focused,

Jesse J. Anderson


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Quote of the week

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.

— Carlos Castenada