I think we all have trouble with this whether we admit it or not. Let's just try and embrace a bit of boredom and see what may come of it.
The paperweight looking object sits on your desk and will display three tasks at a time that syncs with various management software such as Omnifocus, Wunderlist, and Asana, as well as calendars, email and custom software to help keep you on track with all of those pesky to-dos in your day. When you finish the task, simply mark it as complete and move on to the next item.
The physical act of marking it off feels akin to the satisfying crossing out with a pen type of feeling when using a physical list. I think that is what makes this concept so appealing to me, it merges the physicality of accomplishing something with a digital management system to keep everything on track and organized.
What about using your iPhone? Yes, there is probably an app for something similar, but with the number of apps we download, or I should say that I download. The simplicity of having an object only focusing on one particular task and doing it well is quite refreshing in comparison to aniPhone that can do everything but only to a certain degree.
Are you a fan of vinyl toys? Have you tried making them or want to make them? Check out Joe Ledbetter's entire process to how he makes his Chaos Bunnies!
I've posted this quote several times over and over and I do it because it's a great reminder to me and to everyone who wants to do something. It takes a while to get good at something. Remember that you have the taste, so you just have to keep working at it and do more of it. If its bad, so what? What did you learn from it? Now go and do more and do better.
Bottom line, don't give up just because the end product doesn't turn out the way you think it should. The gap between your taste and your skill will eventually close. Keep on making!