Tuesday, January 6, 2009

List Person

I have been a serious list person for better than 10 years. This may sound crazy, but I often feel that my integrity is wrapped up in my lists. If my word means something, then I need to keep it. If I am going to keep it, then I need to remember it. If I am going to remember it, I better write it down. It started back in college when the load of responsibility seemed to be more than I could juggle. I knew that I would forget what I had to do or forget what I said I would do.

So, over the last 10 years I have stayed organized and on task with the same system. It worked in college, it worked when I was a College Residence Director, it works as a Pastor, a student, and even as a Husband and Dad! After 10 years of developing this system of organization, I thought I would write about it some. It is not from Franklin Covey or any other organizational guru. It is my own weird system by which I organize my world. It involves the relationship between my calendar and task list.

You may find it interesting and helpful. You may not. Regardless, over the next few days, I will post about it.

Are you a list person? How do you keep organized?

Luke 16:10 "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.


Ben Rainey said...

Can't wait to read this series. I know you to be an efficient & effective leader. I'm sure you have something helpful to share.

Noah said...

Thanks Ben! This is one area that I am passionate about and that I hope I will be able to offer something useful. Noah