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MEANINGFUL PRODUCTIVITY is designed to be simple and unencumbered. ...
MEANINGFUL PRODUCTIVITY is designed to be simple and unencumbered. It is basically a hybrid of a scheduling system/planner with a to-do list. Its simplicity is its power. It is my goal to get MEANINGFUL PRODUCTIVITY out to the masses, via Amazon so it is as affordable as it is easy to use. I am not too concerned with my copyright, other than you recognize my authorship and perhaps may wish to use my consultative services or purchase other materials, via DrChrisStout.com.
My focus is on life significance. This significance is defined via achievement with satisfaction. Significance wins out over success. Meaning and individualized importance are drivers. Sure, sometimes these result in outward reward of status, celebrity, or wealth, but these are side-effects, not ends. This philosophy is best stated in one of my mottos: "Do important things."
I feel the accomplished life is ongoing, not an endpoint. Accomplishment should occur across the life span. Life thus needs a design. Certainly randomness has its place, and entropy can make for an enjoyable calamity, but a life left to be "designed" by chance is too much at risk of being wasted.
Some choose to simplify their lives. And this has become quite popular as of late. I support this philosophy with clarification: to simplify is to be unencumbered from the unnecessary, not to sacrifice needs and self-defined reasonable wants.
It is my philosophy to support high-achievement over over-achievement. Over-achievers tend to be more driven by obtaining external trappings resultant from achievement rather than inherent drive by the work itself. These are the individuals who risk burn out they are those who feel heavy work involvement is expected by a superior (not the result of an "internal" motivation); or feel a need to perform for others; or feel pride in external/material attainment over intrinsic satisfaction in the work itself; and then they reach a point in mid- to late-career that results in the "is this all there is?" phenomenon.