One of my biggest issues with a lot of productivity gurus and books is that a lot of them fail to acknowledge that not everything they share or write about will work for everyone.
That’s not to say that the information they are sharing is wrong or won’t work.
In fact, a lot of it is great and can help speed up your producivity journey.
I think that when you do listen to these gurus and read the numerous books (currently over 20,000 books on Amazon), it is important to remember that………..
Productivity is very personal.
What works for one person or many people may or may not work for others.
Now does that mean that you should stop reading books and web articles or listening to podcasts about productivity? No.
Continue learning about productivity……but do so with the philosophy of Jeet Kune Do.
What is Jeet Kune Do?
Most people know Bruce Lee for his acting career.
What a lot of people don’t know about him is that he founded a martial arts style that he called Jeet Kune Do.
I’m not going to go into a ton of detail about Jeet Kune Do here. You can read more about it by clicking here if you are interested. Fun note two famous practitioners of Jeet Kune Do…..Tommy the Green Power Ranger and Shang Chi.
What I do want to share is the philosophy behind Jeet Kune Do and how it applies to productivity.
Bruce Lee didn’t really invent anything new with Jeet Kune Do.
What he did was find the best techniques from all of the other styles out there and created his own style.
Jeet Kune Do is also not static. It is constantly changing and as Lee states “casting off what is useless”.
So how does this apply to productivity?
Simple. The next time you read a book, listen to a podcast, watch a YouTube video, etc about productivity keep an eye out for what will work for you.
Take the ideas, apps, etc that will work for you and apply them to your own system.
When these elements no longer are working for you cast them off.
Over time what will end up happening is you will find your best techniques and start to create your own personal productivity system.