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GTD With Things 3

GTD With Things 3

Metadata

  • Author: Eric Bowers
  • Full Title: GTD With Things 3
  • Category: #books

Highlights

  • Capture : Collect what has your attention Clarify : Process what it means Organize : Put it where it belongs Reflect : Review frequently Engage : Simply Do (Location 68)
  • Is the item a Project (taking more than one physical, visible step to complete)? Is this something that only takes one step to do? (An Action) Would this be something that I can do right now, in two minutes or less? If so, it’s best to just get it off of your plate now, rather than categorize it, which will likely take a minute or two. Is this something that I might want to do someday, or maybe not do at all? Things has a place for this, which I will show you in the upcoming section. Is this something that I can delegate to someone else? Am I waiting for someone else to do this action? Can I do this anytime I want, or is it better that I don’t even see this until an upcoming date? Is this something I will ever attempt to do, or is it not worth worrying about at all? You may want to just delete it! Is the title of this to-do something that represents an outcome that I want to see happen, or something that I can actually physically, visibly see myself doing? (Location 299)
  • You should think of a due date as the date which, if the item is not completed by, bad things will happen. (Location 310)
  • I use Tags like GTD uses Contexts. That is, my tags represent the person, tool, or thing that I need in front of me to be able to move forward with the action. When you apply a tag to every single to-do in Things, you are doing yourself a favor - you will be able to stay in that context, remain focused on doing the same type of work, yet move several projects and single actions forward. (Location 356)
  • Move the weekly review project to an area like, "Maintenance", etc. (Location 493)

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GTD With Things 3

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Metadata

  • Author: Eric Bowers
  • Full Title: GTD With Things 3
  • Category: #books

Highlights

  • Capture : Collect what has your attention Clarify : Process what it means Organize : Put it where it belongs Reflect : Review frequently Engage : Simply Do (Location 68)
  • Is the item a Project (taking more than one physical, visible step to complete)? Is this something that only takes one step to do? (An Action) Would this be something that I can do right now, in two minutes or less? If so, it’s best to just get it off of your plate now, rather than categorize it, which will likely take a minute or two. Is this something that I might want to do someday, or maybe not do at all? Things has a place for this, which I will show you in the upcoming section. Is this something that I can delegate to someone else? Am I waiting for someone else to do this action? Can I do this anytime I want, or is it better that I don’t even see this until an upcoming date? Is this something I will ever attempt to do, or is it not worth worrying about at all? You may want to just delete it! Is the title of this to-do something that represents an outcome that I want to see happen, or something that I can actually physically, visibly see myself doing? (Location 299)
  • You should think of a due date as the date which, if the item is not completed by, bad things will happen. (Location 310)
  • I use Tags like GTD uses Contexts. That is, my tags represent the person, tool, or thing that I need in front of me to be able to move forward with the action. When you apply a tag to every single to-do in Things, you are doing yourself a favor - you will be able to stay in that context, remain focused on doing the same type of work, yet move several projects and single actions forward. (Location 356)
  • Move the weekly review project to an area like, "Maintenance", etc. (Location 493)