Just started reading Matt Perman’s new book What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done. In order to whet the appetite, I thought I’d post these twelve myths listed at the beginning of the book. If you need further coaxing, you should check out this interview from a recent Christ the Center podcast. And now, here are the myths:
- Productivity is about getting more done faster.
- The way to be productive is to have the right techniques and tools.
- It is not essential to give consideration to what God has to say about productivity.
- It is not essential to make the gospel central in our view of productivity.
- The way to be productive is to tightly manage yourself (and others!).
- The aim of time management should be our peace of mind.
- The way to succeed is to put yourself first.
- We will have peace of mind if we can get everything under control.
- To-do lists are enough.
- Productivity is best defined by tangible outcomes.
- The time we spend working is a good measure of our productivity.
- Having to work really hard or even suffer in our work means our priorities are screwed up or we are doing something wrong.
Intrigued? I hope you’ll read this book.