How well do these tools work for you -- your alarm clock, your to-do list, and your calendar?
If you had a good relationship with these most basic productivity tools, they can make a significant difference in helping you live a purposeful, contributory life.
People who don't feel productive, almost certainly have developed a flippant, or avoidant, attitude towards these tools:
Your alarm app/clock goes off, and you turn it off, and keep doing whatever you were doing. You’ve just dissed your alarm clock… not good for the relationship!
You finish another day with a bunch of items still “due” or “overdue” on your to-do list. You’ve further eroded your relationship with your to-do list.
You use your calendar to set an appointment with yourself to work on something. The time comes, and goes, and you ignore that appointment. You're digging further into your bad habit of avoiding your calendar.
These tools can very effectively help you manifest your intentions... but not if you have a terrible relationship to them.
This can be repaired with practice.
George Kao is a Marketing Coach for Counselors, Coaches, Speakers, and Authors. He focuses on ethical & effective ways to grow one's platform and build true livelihood.