I know, I know, most of us who frequent this blog are aware of the need to do less tweaking and more doing. But I often feel like speaking out in praise of tweaking.
By tweaking I don't mean buying a new Treo, or switching to an all-Filofax system when you have Franklin Covey pages that already do the same thing. (Not that I'm not pretty much guilty on both counts.) I'm talking about smaller, internal tweaking.
I say, don't hesitate to tweak your tabs. Tabs are one of those things that you need to experience in order to make a decision about. In other words, if your Filofax isn't working for you, it may be time to rename your tabs and work with the new configuration for a while.
For example, a couple of weeks ago, I thought that my be-all, end-all tab set was:
Agendas (with the address pages behind the Agendas tab, and no A-Z tabs)
A couple weeks before that, I was using A-Z tabs and no other tabs, but using a second pop-in ruler to point to my action lists.
Now, I've changed my configuration to:
Ideas (someday/maybe, etc.)
Addresses (again, just address pages here, with no A-Z tabs)
What I want to put behind each of these tabs doesn't necessarily follow convention. More on that in my next post.