Poor Misunderstood “Someday/Maybe” List
I’m gonna write this on the fly without fully referring to canonical “Getting Things Done” by David Allen, but I had a helpful realization when I pondered a problem that a friend (I’ll call him Sodmund) and I were having with regards to our GTD task lists.
Basically, Sodmund and I observed that we were typically accomplishing and average of
n items on our task list every day, but we were adding
n+2 items to our task list. These items were nice, next-action style items that we considered things we really wanted to get done, SOON. But inevitably, our averages stayed fixed. And thus the list of next actions that needed to be combed through, and reviewed on a weekly basis was growing and becoming way too long. (and here is where I need to review what DA would recommend).
My “aha” moment came when I discussed this problem (what to do with the tasks that build up in your task list that are...
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