Archive for February 21st, 2009

(re-reading GTD) how to start

February 21, 2009

It’s time to refresh GTD concepts reading again the book.

Sometimes, while you’re watching tv, you suddenly remember you have to do that thing, or while your walking in the mall, you get an idea about your holidays … well, that happens because your mind is experiencing (some sort of) freedom, and it start working the right way …
Freedom from what? Everything you haven’t done yet, those things that your mind have to “keep in mind” for you.

So, here area three basic points to start from:

  1. your mind contains everything, so it must be cleared
  2. know your goal and what you have to do to get there
  3. write a list of actions needed to reach the goal, and remember to check that list regularly

And now, a simple test:

  1. get a piece of paper and a pencil
  2. write down the thing (job’s project, holiday, …) that fill most your brain in this moment
  3. get a clear idea of successfull realization
  4. identify clearly the next physical action (or step) to let that thing move on

If you fell a little bit relaxed, than … it’s ok.
That’s the very beginning.
Clear your mind from what it “keeps in mind” for you, writing several to-do lists, and following those lists.
Let your mind really work, than remembering to remember to do something. 😉

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