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Three Principles Distilled From Getting Things Done · Tomas Vik


Three principles distilled from Getting Things Done · Tomas Vik [2021-01-29 Fri 22:19]

The method takes time and effort to implement, but the key concepts behind it can benefit you today

[2021-01-29 Fri 22:19]

help you clear your head from all unfinished work

[2021-01-29 Fri 22:19]

The core idea of GTD

You can keep all unfinished tasks and thinking in an external note-taking system and not have them in your head

(see build a second brain).

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Stuff is anything that you need to do something about. You’ve made a commitment to yourself or to others to change something

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Regularly revisiting my notes is where my previous system lacked the most

see weekly review.

[2021-01-30 Sat 20:48]

If you don’t do this, there is a good chance that some important outstanding task gets lost in the older and dusty parts of your system. When that happens, your mind is going to realise that it can’t trust the system, and it will take back the responsibility for remembering all outstanding work

see fall of the wagon.

[2021-01-30 Sat 20:48]

Without the weekly revision, you also don’t know whether the next actions you work on are the most important work you could be doing

[2021-01-30 Sat 20:49]

This process takes just over an hour each week, but that’s pennies when you consider how much mental space this activity frees up.