Why you should stop watching productivity videos

Agustin Tormun
2 min readJan 31, 2022
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I’ve always been a huge fan of productivity, I’ve spent hours and hours watching videos, reading articles, researching tools and setting up systems to boost my productivity and make my life much easier. Unfortunately when I thought I found my system, another one appears, brigthier, innovative and more effective (¿?) so I drop the current one and try to adopt this new one. Jumping from one system to another leaved me a few lessons.

No system has the ultimate truth

We all people think, work and have different needs and if one system may be perfect for someone, may no be the right for you. You have to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses to know which system is more appropiate for you.

Make someone else’s system, your system

That’s right, unless you pay some producitvity guru to make you a personal assesment for your work flow and life style, all the systems that you watch online maybe close to what you need but don’t be afraid to tweak some stuffs, make it fit, upgrade it for your own use.

Stick to one system long enough to know if it works

If you ask me, in my opinion which is the best productivity system I’ve ever tried, the truth is I really don’t know. The more videos I see, the more I want to change the system. I have now one new rule and it’s to stop watching videos and stick with one system (and tools) for at least one year to trully see if it works for me.

I know we live in a time in which instant gratification its actually a thing and we have a lot of options for, well, for everything, being productivity systems not the exepction. So my advice to you is to step back, enjoy adapting one system to your life, learning the tools for it and stick to it. Stop bombing yourself with new information, at least for a while because if not, you may not stop jumping from one system to another

Thanks for reading 👽

Agustin Tormun

My thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. I'm a perpetual student, hungrily absorbing everything from history's whispers to the latest technological sorcery.