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Putting the Cart Before the Horse


Thank you all for joining me on my random productivity adventure!

I published another dev log this week about my gamified task manager (really need to come up with a name for it, because that's a mouthful).

I was all excited about building out a cool dashboard for your tasks, but realized I'm getting ahead of myself......again!

I haven't even added the ability to create tasks! How are you supposed to organize something you can't even create!? Definitely putting the cart before the horse here.

It's all too easy to get lost in the weeds on any project. That's why it's important to define the core outcomes of the project and write it all down. Then when you get distracted by the shiny thing 100 yards off the path, you can refer to your core outcomes and get back on track.

Core functionality for my gamified task manager

How do you get yourself realigned on projects?

I've started using my note taking app Obsidian as a wire framing tool, which is not something I expect the creators thought people would use it for.

Wireframe for the Dashboard in my gamified productivity app

It's my latest example of using tools in ways the developers didn't design them for. I love figuring out ways to make tools work for me instead of the other way around.

Is this a skill you'd be interested in learning?