A week ago, I heard Randi Zuckerberg talk about her Pick Three book’s concept on a podcast with Cal Fussman, in a wonderful episode about many more important issues. The Pick Three concept was that for each day, you identify three priorities to focus on a little more than other things to be able to do those three things well. I loved the idea, enough that I have decided to incorporate it into my life for at least 2019! However, I did not go buy the book (no offense intended to Randi), because as I researched more about the book and method, I thought I could create my own to suit my life and attitudes towards how to do this. So here is what I came up with for my Pick 3 system, with number to differentiate from Randi’s, in no particular order of presentation:
A system to prioritize information one comes across in terms of value to oneself.
What YOU can do with this innovation
Organize the information you use better and/or more efficiently, including identifying ways each could be most useful to you… or at least how much attention you should devote to some given how swamped we are with information these days.
The smallest things sometimes keeps me from doing what I want to do, for no good reason. One such example was handling quinoa as I wanted to make it more frequently. It had been packaged all the wrong ways for me. I generally wanted to consume about 40% of a box I usually bought in one serving, being economical for me to buy when it was on sale. Boxes stored quinoa in crude plastic bags that didn’t re-seal, opened and nor poured out nicely. That made it a tad messy to dispense, with how fine the quinoa grain was, and awkward to store what was left. It was just annoying to get out, use and put back each time, in other words, though just a tiny bit of patience would have helped. Where cooking is involved, though, patience is not my friend.