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My Pursuit of Happiness III


This is the main area in other systems (particularly in David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) ) that such emphasis is given to the importance and impact of this regular behaviour.

It’s always been something I’ve struggled with and I don’t really know why. It kind of feels like an easy thing to do compared to having to actually do tasks. I also find it to be an activity which is so easy to get sidelined in. So easy to just quickly do a short task that to come upon during your review……

I want to shift this by applying a structure to the review. A bit like I’ve heard about buffalos only travelling with the slowest in their herd, I want to cull the long tail of tasks by evaluating my accountabilities, projects and My 3 Very Next Actions for each. And then using Mark Forster’s ruthless time assessment (if you haven’t got the time longer term to do something, renegotiate it or drop it), review task ‘doability’

My Pursuit of Happiness II

Working some more this morning on the idea of a Happiness Framework.

Not surprisingly, I think elements will borrow from trusted systems already referenced within Just Seven Things, and in the Blogroll. The first element:


A first element will be a hybrid between David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) accountability review (the use of an aircraft runway/ flight path analogy sticks powerfully) and Brian Tracy’s Eat That Frog approach to identifying the biggest, ugliest frogs and dealing with them first.

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My Pursuit of Happiness – A Happiness Framework

I can’t shake my pursuit of happiness.  I referenced my Happiness System posts yesterday, and my challenges with the balance between being feeling led and thought led.

I entitled this post A Happiness Framework because I am going to explore in future Pursuit of Happiness posts, whether it’s a framework to work within rather than a system to comply with that is the answer (for me, at least)

So why and how is a framework different to a system in my thinking?

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