Not sure when it happened, but I fell in love with lists. I am Thankful for lists.
All kinds. Printable, written, embedded, moleskine, post-its, numbered, unordered, digital, iPhone apps. All.
Fortunately, I work with tons of other people who share this passion and a few have contributed to my addiction.
- Ed â€“ loves him some numbered lists. He even wrote about lists and communication
- JMO â€“ taught me about Evernote and how to make lists from just about anywhere
- Brandi â€“ LOVES Twitter lists and I hope to make it on one of her lists someday.
- If I keep going, the whole office will want a list. Of their own.
Most of my day is consumed with lists. Making them, marking things off, adding to the lists. I use GTD as a general practice. Thanks David Allen for your workflow process in addition to helping me to control my lists. Goodness knows, they could get out of hand and I would have lists of lists.
I love lists as visual information, but sometimes they can be chronological:
- 1992. First played with Internet
- 1995. Graduated Architecture School
- 1998. Tried Sushi for the first time
- 2001. Celebrated Millennium. Again.
- 2003. Bought a bike
- 2005. Walked 60 miles in 3 Days
- 2007. Took a random train to Rabat
- 2009. Listened to Vint Cerf describe future of Internet, Thanks Schipul.
The list can be random (like above), completions, trends, or things to do like Gwen Bellâ€™s Life List. We all love shopping lists, packing lists and I even make checklists for emergencies. I love marking things off my list as much as making new lists.
I can remember specific events and life decisions sometimes based on a pros and cons list. I am not sure they ever swayed a major decision, but they brought resolve and clarity to something that often drowned in possibilities. Thank you. I made a list of things I wanted in a life partner, things to take when I left town for a Hurricane, things to say when I wanted to thank my mom during on our last conversation and things to do this Saturday morning. If I don’t get everything done in a list, or the list changes? No worries. Sometimes it is just as fun to throw the list out the window and just go.
I hope I never run out of lists of awesome things to do.
write blog post about thankfulness of lists. Done.
Tell me your favorite list tool, gadget or hack.