There's been a lot of neat tips and strategies floating around about OmniFocus. We had Merlin Mann discussing his use of location aware contexts and Michael Schechter's great post on using OmniFocus with Launch Center Pro. While not useful for everybody, a lot of people take these hints and implement it into their daily routine.
So today, I took it upon myself to do some housekeeping and some optimization in OmniFocus. I don't know about you, but doing that kind of maintenance excites me. Excites me to use the app even more. Excites me to the point that I can easily confirm my dedication to the app.
Sometimes that's all we need. A versatile system that allows subtle to drastic changes without ruining the integrity of it. Whether its your slight modifications to GTD, implementing a new perspective in OmniFocus, or installing a new app to your devices — you give yourself a chance to fool yourself into thinking you're experiencing something completely different when the fact is, it isn't.
For somebody who easily gets sick of things such as cell phones, computers, or other man-toys, I have stuck with an iPhone since its first generation.
Because every app I install, uninstall, or update brings a slightly different experience. It feels new; rejuvenating; fresh. Static and unbendable systems can stymie the experience — yet completely flexible, and customizable systems can lead the destruction of the intended experience. Destruction will lead one to lose hope and look for alternatives. You have to find that healthy medium of dynamic and static.
So when thinking of implementing a system in your life, not only should you make sure you have room to expand, but that it is structurally rigid to not completely fail you in its growth.