Film – Week 11 – Updating Workflow – Mind Like Water

“‘Be shapeless and formless.. like water’ (Bruce Lee)” by is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

“Have a mind like water.”

― David Allen,  GTD


  • I enjoyed watching the first episode of “The Story of Film,” and am excited to watch the rest of it. Additionally, I loved the way that Sneakonthelot formatted their Film Production lesson; it was engaging and helped me understand the task at hand.


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  • I structure my school day mornings relatively well; I wake up, eat breakfast, read, (honestly, spend too much time on screens in the morning), get my morning exercise in (3m run or walk), and prepare for school.
  • However, there could be improvement in the actual structural system that I have for my actual school/class time. I have been finding it increasingly difficult to stay 100% engaged during class, and though I don’t like having zoom for an hour and a half, I’ve noticed (in my English class mostly), that it can be helpful for the zoom to remain open but not attention-needing. This way I am held more accountable for my class time and am less likely to cease working. However, as long as I know my teacher is available for question answering via email, I can mostly remain on track.
  • I also enjoyed a quote that was from you during our Thursday zoom – which I believe – as I keep it easily viewable in front of my desk – will help me stay motivated during the allotted class time even if I am not in a zoom class. It was something along the lines of: “People of quality submit their attentions and efforts – 100% – to whatever activity they are engaging in.” (I believe you were paying a compliment to M. Cousins) Because I would like to be a person of quality, I am going to direct my efforts towards doing exactly this.
  • Side not: Coincidentally, my soccer team has recently gone over intention and how each action should be deliberate if we want to succeed and improve – Intention has become one of our centralized core values – interesting how that connects with my schoolwork.
  • Thank you Mr. Le Duc, for your words of wisdom 🙂
  • I would like to point out that my timer just went off, and this is one of the first times that I have finished all the intended work exactly on time – yay!


  • What I learned:
  • I learned I should prioritize the sneakonthelot work first, because there can be hidden snags and obstructions that can prevent my progress that I need to be aware of further ahead of time. This week I worked on “The Story of Film.” notes first, but should’ve started with sneakonthelot.
  • Problems I solved:
  • One main problem I have at least begun to solve is that of my distracting phone. I have had my sister create a screen-time password that only she knows and can use, and I have set a total time limit for my most distracting apps of 25 minutes per day. I also have a “down time” set; I cannot use my phone until 8:30 am (I am going to have to change this to 8:00 because I run at 8:00 nearly every morning and use music), and cannot use it past 7:00 pm at night.
  • This has already helped my productivity monumentally.

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