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InboxZero

Page history last edited by Tantek 11 years, 3 months ago

Inbox Zero

 

On 2009-029 I finally reached inbox zero (see David Allen's Getting Things Done book for the significance) on all my inboxes (electronic, physical) for the first time this year. That plus last.fm playing "Saved By Zero" by The Fixx inspired the following. George Kelly saw my Twitter about it, recorded it, and released it a day later: Saint and Kings: Inbox Zero. I <3 the internet.

 

A subproject of ProductivityImprovement.

 

short url: http://tr.im/inboxzero

 

lyrics

(extended collection mix)

 

 

Maybe, someday, inbox zero,

I'll be more together.

Stretched by fewer thoughts that leave me.

Collecting everything, projects seem distant, so many actions.

 

Someday I'll reach inbox zero.

Maybe I'll reach inbox zero.

Processing doing, items that vex me.

I will conquer tasks that resist me.

 

Someday I'll reach inbox zero.

Maybe I'll reach inbox zero.

 

(second verse)

 

Someday, maybe, inbox zero,

I'll keep more reminders.

Overwhelmed by fewer date time items.

Wrongly packed, my calendar owns me, loaded with to-dos.

 

Someday I'll reach, inbox zero.

Maybe I'll reach, inbox zero.

Letting go of those that spam me.

I will restore my attention.

 

Someday I'll reach inbox zero.

Maybe I'll reach inbox zero.

 

(third verse)

 

Someday, soon, inbox zero,

I'll collect fewer.

Keeping pace daily with inboxes that I empty.

Doing finishing; next actions projects, completed efficiently.

 

Someday I'll reach inbox zero.

Maybe I'll reach inbox zero.

Deferring filing or otherwise disposing.

I will avoid things that distract me.

 

So maybe I'll reach inbox zero.

Maybe I'll reach inbox zero.

Maybe I'll reach inbox zero.

Maybe I'll reach inbox zero.

Inbox, inbox, inbox zero.

Inbox, inbox, inbox zero.

Inbox, inbox, inbox zero.

 

 

apologies

to The Fixx.

 

license

The above parody lyrics are (c) 2009 Tantek Çelik, Some Rights Reserved (cc-by-3.0).

 

audio

George Kelly's Saint and Kings has released a recording of Inbox Zero!

which has been scrobbled on last.fm.

 

original music

Get Saved By Zero MP3 at Amazon by The Fixx.

Or check out Saved By Zero on the iTunes music store (link will open/redirect to iTunes application).

 

original lyrics

View original Saved By Zero lyrics at last.fm.

 

hoping

that Merlin Mann of 43 Folders, You Look Nice Today, and other funny, productive, and inspiring things, records "Inbox Zero".

 

blog posts

 

references

Recommended/related books:

 


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