A tool for everything

I discovered Workflowy the other day and was pretty excited. Finally, a simple todo list app that works like my brain does. Just like the product video says!

And then I realized that it, like many other tools that came before it, quickly turn into a crutch. A distraction, and an excuse. What I need isn’t another app.

What I need isn’t even a devotion to plain old pen and paper for my todo list.

What I need is to face each day courageously and purposefully, prioritizing what’s important over what’s urgent, and to take my work seriously.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.