I just started using Evernote because I felt the need for a tool that could help me :
After all, EVERYONE knows that elephants Remember Everything.
What I didn’t know was the impact using Evernote would have on my life.
In my first few weeks of use, I have barely scratched the surface in terms of using Evernote optimally. I’ve learned how to start new notes and folders . . . and have made good progress learning how to organize all of them. I had made a promise to myself that if, after a couple of weeks of use, I did not feel like it was making my life simpler I would cease use and return to my more “old school” method of lists on a clipboard.
About 10 days into my trial, I decided that Evernote is a “Keeper” . . . but didn’t decide that for the reasons you probably think.
It was that logo with the elephant head that sucked me in.
Something about it seemed to instill a refined mindset of MEMORY . . . a reminder to me of the importance of remembering EVERYTHING I promise so that I can DELIVER as promised.
On the other side of that same coin is the simple truth the the people to whom we make promises REMEMBER EVERYTHING, so the ante is pretty darned high on that delivery part.
Seeing that Evernote Elephant keeps me (more) honest than before.
I don’t DARE fail to deliver as promised because the promisees will remember.
So . . . Use Evernote if you’d like, but if you really want to make a positive shift in your mental outlook (and boost your integrity in the eyes of those you serve), capture that Evernote image and put it in all the right places so you’ll see it multiple times throughout the day.
You’ll be more careful with your promises . . .
You’ll be more “Accountable” for taking appropriate action.
You’ll do more under-promising and OVER-delivering.
You’re life will improve as has mine.
Thank you Evernote 🙂