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Kanban for Your Thoughts
Manifesting reality 10x faster
Let’s start with a truth: everything around you is a result of a thought.
What you think, is what you create.
The only nuance here is how long it takes for a thought to turn to action. Therefore, if there was a formula for success, you could define it something along the lines of:
Quality of thoughts
Time to go from thought → action
If this feels very abstract, don’t worry it’ll make more sense soon. You see, the problem is most people’s time to action from thought is very slow. That means the time to success is also pretty slow. Some thoughts you might have but will slip your mind :
That book my friend talked about sounded really interesting
Why does the sky turn purple during certain sunsets?
Could we acquire customers in a more efficient way with organic marketing rather than paid?
Does that person’s actions reflect their true feelings about me?
I want to learn to Skydive one-day
All of these thoughts reflect intents, desires, wants, needs and dreams. But how many of them get fulfilled because they always remain as thoughts rather than actions that manifest in reality? Lots. If we take the fact that the average human has 70,000 thoughts per day, and even 1% of them are useful that’s 700 thoughts that are useful. We then take how many of our thoughts do we write down? maybe 10? That’s a 0.014% consciousness rate. Then how many of those written down thoughts turn to action? Even fewer.
So, how do we engineer systems that increase this feedback loop? That’s the question I asked myself a few months ago and have a system that I think my friends would benefit from and therefore, the readers of this blog.
This isn’t a promo code shill or anything of sorts. I have no affiliation with this product apart from the fact that I love it and wish more people would use it. Okay enough with the disclaimers.
The whole premise of Drafts is “where text starts”. I like to think of it as “where thoughts start”.
In order for this system to work, you need to be conscious of your thoughts and make it a habit to type in the ones that light a fire within you. However, in order to do that you also need it to be really easy to do so. That’s where the first benefit of Drafts comes in. I keep it as one of the main apps in my doc so that when I unlock my phone, it’s right there to open and get started with. Then as soon as you open it, it has a new “Draft” (document) ready for you to type in. The interface is pretty boring in of itself but it has focus on making it really easy to type whatever you can think of.
You’re probably thinking, “Kerman, what’s the big deal. Apple Notes does the same”. Not really. The key thing that makes Drafts very powerful is the fact that it has a concept called “Actions” which are kind of like pipelines/zaps to transport your text into another system. Here’s some random marketing screenshot I found that kind of explains it:
Essentially what happens is that you configure pre-determined actions for where you send your written down thoughts into their next most appropriate system. So for example, you may have actions that send your Drafts to:
Todoist if they’re todo items
Your bucket list in Notion
Another app in your phone
Zapier webhooks to plug into some other API
Essentially what you’ve done with the above is:
Make it really easy to capture your thoughts
Find the next best system to move your thoughts where they can be further actioned *via code*.
Capture your thoughts then build efficient systems to transport them to the next system that increases the probability of that thought turning to action.
The formula is simple: collect, organise and act. Follow this and there’s very little you can’t do outside the constraints of physics. The only prerequisite is building a new habit — being conscious.