Help a man persue education
August 27, 2007 3:54 PM Subscribe
I need a very specific type of self help...
I need suggestions for time management/motivational systems. I'm thinking along the lines of a bastard child of GTD and Seven Secrets...
-I'm looking for GTD tweaks for use as a political philosophy post grad.
-Time management systems, prefreable realistic but still with integration with MicroSoft Office (or convincing alternative software)
-Task management system, likewise.
-A general student note taking system. I'm familiar with mind mapping and curious to know whether it is feasible in a mature environment.
-It has been 5 years since I have sat in seminars and lectures, how has technology changed the way things are done? For example, I imagine I could use my PDA to record lectures -- mp3 recordings of lectures must have completely changed the way studying is done, how does this impact on successful studying?
-Most importantly, tips on keeping oneself motivated to achieve targets and goals. I've spent too long being cynical about the motivational writing that gets published to bother reading it. Surely by now there must be some genuinely interesting ideas that have filtered through the chaff. I have been impressed with GTD, but often find I just cant be arsed. September represents a new leaf hence quest for new a perspective.
Normally I'm wary of this sort of personal dogma, but for the next few months I'm prepared to strap myself in for one of them, so hive mind help me not waste the rest of the year! Thanks. Your attention is appreciated.