A few great quotes from Merlin Mann from this week’s Back to Work podcast:
“A calendar is a map for your time. A calendar is the decisions you have made about your future. This is the glass that holds your temporal water.”
“If you’re young and don’t need a calendar, enjoy it while you can. But as you become less young…you might want to start getting ready for a future where you’ll do better if you lose the conceit of thinking you will, can, and should remember everything. Because you’re not an alarm clock and you’re not a whiteboard. You’re just a big, pooping, meat machine and you’re going to need some help. ”
I’m a sucker for this stuff.
The more agency you have over your work and life, the more this all makes sense. But gaining agency is the key.