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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
Why they pay me the big bucks....
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aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: February 16th, 2007 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)


The other thing I mentioned is that GTD completely eliminates the notion of "priority" since it's not really a concept that works for multitasking people any more. Of course, everything is priority. It's a question of when it's due, not of how important things are.

What it does do, is ask you to be reasonable about things and work on them as such. if you have two projects, one is "stop the bleeding from this large sword wound in my abdomen" and the other is "reorganize sock drawer" then you can easily keep the bleeder in your "projects" list and put your sock drawer on another list that DA calls the "someday-maybe" list. You can also put your dreamer projects like "paint a mural on the bathroom ceiling" in your someday-maybe list. Periodically, you're supposed to review the someday-maybe list for things that, for whatever reason, have become more important to you.

However, once something is on your project list, then come hell or high water, you're going to keep that project, like all of your other projects, moving forward. Even if your NA is "brainstorm ways to get self motivated to get this annoying project off my list" then you'll still have some way of moving the project forward.

Again, David Allen, Getting Things Done. Read it. You'll like it. You won't be able NOT to buy a palm afterwards.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 16th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC) (Link)


I'm sold. I'll take a look at the book tonight.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: February 16th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)


Going to Barnes and noble? I loaned out my copy and I don't expect to see it back again. I'll buy and let you borrow.
aetrix9 From: aetrix9 Date: February 16th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)


43folders is another good place to learn.
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