Getting Things Done

Today was a day of preparation. I had the office all to myself and I used the time to clean up my office, purge old files, and get my head clear of any unclosed loops and fuzzy to-do’s and vague projects. If you’ve read Getting Things Done then you know what I’m talking about.

If you haven’t read it and you find managing all of your to-do’s a constant struggle, then give it a look.

Now I know what your thinking. You think that I read this book over the holidays and that I’m on some kind of organization kick that won’t last past the Super Bowl. The truth is I’ve been using the GTD system for a year now and I couldn’t be more pleased. I’ve read more than a few self-help, get-your-life-together books and this is the first system I’ve ever been able to implement and stick with. It really works, if you are willing to work it.

I’m not a very good details person. In fact, nothing wears me out faster than trying to keep up with a bunch of loose ends. GTD has given me the tools I need to keep up with all my stuff.

Comments

  1. Mark Flory says:

    Don’t know much about it (the book or being organized), but as coincidences go, I came across this a couple weeks ago:
    http://www.tasktoy.com

    Happy New Year,
    Mark

  2. I too have ordered this book….I am holding you responsible if I am not more organized by this time next year….(of course I am kidding)

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