MORE IDEAS FROM THE BOOK
... in the right activity.
Engage in the work keeping the following things in mind -
From '7 habits of Highly effective people' -
We should always try to shorten the time of the 1st quadrant and use more time in the 2nd quadrant activities.
The threefold model for evaluating daily work -
The first two are the basics of GTD but "sometimes things come up that just can't wait" for those we just need to use our experience to take that.
"Capability and willingness to instantly make a checklist, accessible and used when needed, is a core component of high-performance self-management."
... information so that you can find it later.
... everything that has your attention.
For this, you can use
Just keep a note of everything that may be important for you later on. Don't just keep it in your mind.
... and prioritize your work.
Try to stick with the weekly review routine for this you can give yourself some rewards for that.
"The reason most organizing systems haven't work for most people is that they haven't yet transformed all the stuff they're trying to organize. As long as it's stuff it's not controllable"
"It does not take much strength to do things but it requires a great of strength to decide what to do."
"Your mind is for having Ideas not (for) holding them."
... what needs to be done.
Now question the ideas/ Information -- Is it actionable?
If Yes -
Can it be done in 2 minutes or less? - yes - just do it now! If No - Put it in Next Action List.
If No -
In the last half of the 20th century, what "work" represented in the industrialized world was transformed from an assembly line, make-it and move-it kinds of activity to "knowledge work."
Back then, work was self-evident. Now there are no edges to most of our projects.
GTD is a productivity method for organizing your to-dos, priorities, and schedule in a way that makes them all manageable.
Its 5 principles are:
Having a sustainable productivity system is like a holy grail for us who aren't natural doers, but sometimes many of us after a couple of days, falter and forget to check on the interconnected lists and folders we are trying to maintain, but why?
Here are two reasons why we believe we falter on maintaining a productivity system:
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