Digital calendars are great for rigid office stuff like scheduling meetings, but they’re not that great for the everyday stuff.
We all have the same 24 hours each day for our work, family, hobbies, relationships, fitness etc. It’s important that our time is spent doing things that bring us happiness and prosperity, that we have control over our time and that we manage it well.
Steve Jobs touched on this feeling eloquently during his Stanford commencement speech:
For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. – Steve Jobs