Personal productivity and knowledge management are related skill sets required for most of us to perform our best at work. While they are both mostly thought of as functional efficiency tools, did you know their practice can also build virtue?
Tiago Forte of Forte Labs recently shared his thoughts on how productivity and knowledge management skills can increase our own potential to do good in the world. By committing to Getting Things Done (GTD) and his own Build a Second Brain (BASB) course, Tiago believes that we will become not only more efficient, but also a better person as a result. He explains how we start the journey this way:
“Often, when we embark on this journey – learning digital fluency, task management (GTD), personal knowledge management (BASB) and beyond – our motivation is primarily one of utility. We want to stop procrastinating, to get more things done, to excel at our work, and have a vibrant, flourishing career. GTD and BASB will absolutely help you meet those goals.
While on this journey, however, we start to realize that GTD and BASB can serve another purpose: sheer pleasure.”
Learn how this eventually leads to mastering higher virtues by reading the rest of the article at Forte Labs.