I’ve loved this visual aid for years. It still surprises me how often I will pull up this image up either to share with someone, or to give myself a reminder when I’m overthinking “productivity stuff”.
I’m sharing it here in case you haven’t seen it (or something like it) or so it can be a little reminder. There are 3 common outcomes I arrive at when consulting the chart:
- Typically for personal productivity, it’s not worth the time
- If it can help multiple people multiple times per day, it’s probably worth the time
- It’s always worth the time if I can eliminate the task (can I just do that?)
Original post can be found here at the XKCD webcomic: