The genesis of Elisi #
In 2016, mobile internet applications started to take control of everyone’s life. In an effort to live more “efficiently”, we all fall into the tool trap. We get caught up in the flow of apps and information in the pursuit of efficiency, addicted to numbers and windows, feeling accomplished in the ding of clicks and storage.
When we use efficiency tools, it’s tempting to think that when we master a tool, we’ll be as good as everyone else who uses it. But reality often smacks you in the face, and even if you use the most expensive GTD tool, OmniFocus, or the note-taking software, Roam Research, you may still just be using it as a toy, not really using it as a tool.
In fact, “tool” is an obsession. When you keep going after new tools and pursuing new methodologies, it’s like being busy sharpening your knife all the time but not chopping wood. Treating tools as toys, or even hoping to reach changes just by downloading an app, is the common problem of many modern people.
New tools and methods are not a panacea. We buy new planners, download efficiency software, make lots of to-do lists, study time management methods such as the tomato clock and the Lyubichev work method, and fill our lives to the brim. The reason for this is that you don’t really have a viable plan for yourself from a goal perspective and often give up after hitting a wall due to lack of motivation.
In this day and age, it seems to be a luxury to find a stable and steady feeling of growth.
What do we really need?
Perhaps what we need more than a full to-do list is to give ourselves the meaning to accomplish these tasks. We need to transform ourselves from task-oriented thinking to goal-oriented thinking, to “de-Todo” ourselves and get ourselves off the task list. It’s better to set a clear and definite goal than to bury your head in the sand to really be effective. A task is like a 0, and a goal is a 1. When you lack a 1 in front of you, all the 0s will go down the drain.
What is the original intention of Elisi?
Elisi is a new generation of self-management software, focused on goal-oriented, through a simple and comfortable experience, to help users achieve a minimal flow of time, energy and life, with self-driven goals as the underlying logic, to create a true “new life” experience for each user.
We hope to turn self-management into a simple and easy to stick to long-termist plan. Just like since it hit the shelves in 2018, Elisi has gone from North America to the world step by step, witnessing each other’s growth and change with 150,000+ users.
Establishing a goal mindset
● Goal-oriented, tasks are subordinated to the goal, no longer placed in a scattered manner
● Management of planning, execution and review are all based on goals, gradually forming a goal mindset
● Just check the daily tasks according to the plan and you will get the desired result
● Keep self-driven through dynamic adjustment
● The completion of tasks contributes to the progress of goals, and you can always grasp the completion of goals
● Rich data dimensions provide a basis for plan adjustment
Focus on personal life
Free users and no ads, providing a quiet place in the world of chaos
What does Elisi offer?
The following are some of the common scenarios that we have compiled.
● Project management: such as work projects, personal innovation projects, travel plans, teacher qualification exams, etc.
● Exam planning: such as exam revision plan, final revision plan, etc.
● Course study: e.g. daily college plan, programming study, etc.
Health management: e.g. daily exercise management, medical management, meditation habit formation, etc.
Reading plan: e.g. reading list for 2022, etc.
More: Self-actualization, such as trying to become a video blogger, trying to write a novel, etc.
Goals are half of success! #
Earlier we discussed the scenarios in which Elisi is applied. Regardless of the scenario, we all need to have a good goal. A good goal is the reason and motivation for us to move forward.
Why can’t people reach the goals they set for themselves? Because it is not the goal you really want, but the product of social trends and environment. For example, “successful career”, “better than others”, “100,000 monthly income”. Goals that are not connected to your inner self are not only not recognized and helped by your subconscious mind, but are also denied and destroyed. If you want to accomplish your goals, you must first know yourself.
Our need for autonomy, connectedness, and competence can be thwarted time and time again by focusing on superficial external value goals. When we get stressed out and rejected, we turn on a defense strategy and move on to goals that don’t benefit us – if I can’t get the love I want, I’ll work hard to make money and be famous and have lots of people love me. The tragedy is that the pursuit of wealth and fame pretty much guarantees that you won’t be able to achieve your basic needs; they’re substitutes for the goals you should be pursuing, and they’ll keep you busy but not really happy.
When we create goals, we should all remember the SMART principle:
1. the goal must be specific (Specific)
2. the goal must be measurable (Measurable)
3. the goal must be achievable (Attainable)
4. the goal is to have some relevance to your long-term goals (Relevant)
5. goals must have clear deadlines (Time-bound)
When thinking about goals, “why” thinking about goals can make you more motivated to focus on what you can report and increase self-control and perseverance; “what” thinking about goals can make you focus on operational details to complete tasks and Prevent procrastination. You need to know how to choose the appropriate way of thinking to overcome specific difficulties.
Forget the trivial, the goal is where the heart is. It is the great wisdom of the masters to make the big things small and the complicated things simple.
Starting from breaking down my life goals, to the areas I want to work on at the moment, and even what are the specific “projects” that need to be accomplished at the moment, these are all things that need to be written out slowly and quietly. When I think back to my previous failed GTD experience, the biggest difficulty was that everything was a Project, and I spent hours organizing a list of projects and tasks that had exhausted all my energy.
In fact, everything can start with a simple Goal. By setting specific and challenging goals, you create an endless cycle of success and happiness.
Delivering a seamless and silky experience
We are often complimented by our users for the silky smooth experience, nice interface, and ease of use. The unified design approach allows our users to learn how to use the “goal thinking” process without any hassle.
What we want to convey to our users is a philosophy of life that
● A long-term philosophy of life
● Good goals are beyond everything else
● Don’t let trivial tasks dominate your life
● Use P.A.R.A to create a list to file
● Inputs and outputs are only proportional when led by the right goals
● Get into the habit of reviewing and reflecting
Daily Routine is a way to realize that every day is a fresh start and that we don’t have to worry about the past, which is safely wrapped up and gives us more courage to go. It doesn’t matter what happened in the past, today we can do what we want to do again and be the person we choose to be.