Yesterday morning I finished my project of thinking about all my other projects. Man, it feels fantastic to know that I’ve got all that thinking done! I have much more energy and motivation to get things done! It has also freed up my mind so I can think about other, non project related things…
As a [...]
David starts out this track talking about stuff. He defines stuff as, “anything that doesn’t belong where it is, the way it is, for all eternity, and we haven’t decided what to do with it yet.” To put this more practicly, everything in our life that isn’t stuff is either supplies, reference material, equipment, or [...]
I feel so much better after spending some time thinking about my projects. It is kind of like when you go into the grocery store and only plan to get a couple things so you don’t get a cart. Then you find yourself standing in the checkout line with your arms full and weighed down. [...]
A few months ago I had the privilege to visit a remote location at work to do some onsite training for some of our other employees. I got to spend some time with one of the managers that I wasn’t well acquainted with previously. Just before I left she made the comment that I, “seemed [...]
I’m realizing that one of the major tenets of GTD is thinking. I know from my own experience that it is all too easy to collect, process, organize, review, and do without putting the proper amount of thought into each item. David often says, “You have to think about your stuff more than you think, [...]
I’ve said that for me, 2005 will be the Year of Thought. I recognized near the end of last year that I don’t spend enough time just thinking. Thinking and though is a lot of what the Getting Things Done methodologies are all about.
One of the basic moves of…the art of work is how fast, [...]
For many years, I’ve said, “I’m not an artist.” Even though I work as a web developer and web designer I just never saw myself as an artist. I developed a web site for a local wildlife artist and in our conversation he corrected my statement. “You’re an artist, Ricky. You just don’t know it.” [...]
I originally read Getting Things Done in January of 2003 after reading about it in the Palm TipSheet (Read the December 2002 issue). I had identified a need at work for learning to better manage all the stuff that was on my plate. In October of 2003 I attended a Skillpath seminar called Managing Multiple [...]
The most single most profound statement I found on this track was:
I wish I could give you a magic pill that would get that weekly review as an installed habit for you.
I wish you could to, David!
Most of my readers here know that I have been active on the DavidCo Forums, Getting_Things_Done Yahoo! Group, [...]
We have to assume that since the Getting Things Done methodologies are David’s invention that he is at a Second Degree Black Belt level with this stuff. In light of that, it’s always nice to know that ‘The Master’ experiences the same things we do:
I recently went through an event over the last few weeks, [...]