Thursday, July 21, 2005

Simple daily planner and some quotes on focus

These past few days has been a blur in office. My desk was extremely cluttered with reference books, materials printed from the internet, internal files and documents, professional magazines, papers here and there... really beh tahan liao, so yesterday evening I cleared my desk. hehe, the brain also don't feel so cluttered liao ;)

This morning, I created a simple daily organiser using MS Excel to plan and log my ToDo activities at office. Here's a screenshot of the Excel so you can recreate it yourself.

I am still using my old PalmV but more for personal information management rather than a detailed ToDo, hence this simple spreadsheet. The trick is to delete the ToDo's upon completion and if still outstanding, it gets into "Today's" ToDo list automatically because the date (shaded green) will change automatically using function "=NOW()".

Just to motivate myself, I also read the following quotes on focus.
It's not so much how busy you are - but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. - Marie O'Conner

I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: try to please everybody - Herbert B.Swope

Peak performance leaders distinguish between job activities that they can control and those that they can't and they concentrate on what they can do. - Robert Kriegel

The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine - Mike Murdock
Here's hoping I can meet my deadlines. Dang... no time to "eye-exercise" also. Stare long long at computer screen can make your eye blur blur, you know? hehehe ;)

Belacan says.... "Aunty, today make me kopi kau kau one"


Simon said...

waaah, why suddenly today so serious one?

Big BoK said...

i like the organizer.. :)

Belacan said...

simon: hehe, kerja stress lar! ;)

big bok: hi BB, glad you liked it. very simple really. ;)

Duane Kime said...

I hope you are well!