Puryear’s Principles of Human Nature – Number One:
“If we struggle and struggle with a problem, and we finally find a solution that works, the next thing we do is to stop using it.”
One of my favorite strategies is the index cards in my pocket, especially the red one for the list of five. This has been extremely helpful to me. But I don’t use it anymore.
Since I’ve retired, most of my time is at home. So it’s convenient to use a small White Board on my desk and keep my list of five on that. For jotting things down, I keep ayellow sticky in the front of my appointment book. This is easily replaced when it’s full, and my appointment book is always with me wherever I am.
It is easy to attribute this change to my retirement, but it’s more complicated. There are other strategies that I’ve dropped. Some of them are replaced with something better; others, I just forget to use, at least until some problem blindsides me again.
Maybe even when something works, the novelty wears off and we eventually get bored with it?
What do you think?
Extra Note O the Day:
I still have two index cards, a list of all the passwords and another for the list of principles I’m trying to follow. I keep these in my appointment book.
Quote O the Day:
“Nothing ever stays the same.”
Questions O the Day:
- Do normal people, “vanillas,” just automatically never set things on the edge of the counter or the table? Or do they do it but somehow don’t knock them off?
2. Can you put vodka in a humidifier? — asking for a friend.
3. Don’t most people use their cell phones for lists and everything? I still don’t.
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