As the New Year starts, I have been reflecting on goals and targets for 2016, both business and personal. I try to set goals for the next 60 days, I find that is long enough to be worthwhile and short enough to be realistic. I make lists too – just to make sure I remember everything!
A quick look at my ‘phone downloads reveals a variety of apps over the years to help with list making and goal setting - @trello and @evernote to name a couple. While these Apps are very good, I wonder sometimes if the process of typing thoughts into these apps is less useful that good ol’ fashioned pen and paper.
I am pleased that the pen and paper method doesn’t rely on chargers or Internet signal, which let me down on too many occasions to name! So, for 2016, I have decided to go back to my old @filofax and with diary ordered, pen located I am going to use these along with @rydercarroll’s idea - #bulletjournal.
I am looking forward to flicking back through a few physical pages rather than searching through notes on my ‘phone or other electronic device only to find they’ve disappeared.
When meeting clients, I find it more acceptable to write notes instead of typing onto a device.
So, am I just old fashioned or does anyone else think the way forward is pen and paper?!
Feel free to drop me a line on what works for you and why.