What’s the biggest, most important idea I took out of one of the most popular productivity systems today?
The system is in the book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, by David Allen. (Also available in audiobook.) You’ll have to watch the video for the big idea!
Hint: it’s something you can start to implement in an hour or less, that will immediately remove stress, show you exactly what you need to be working on next, and even inspire some creativity.
I encourage you to carve out some time within the next 24 hours to do this for yourself if you never have before. It’s powerful stuff.
About my personal use of Getting Things Done…
I don’t follow the system to the letter. Though I’ve integrated more and more of it in the last couple years.
Beyond the system itself, I find myself using specific language from GTD to communicate more effectively, and better plan my day.
For example, I plan “next actions.” That’s straight from GTD. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, and a project of a thousand to-dos is achieved with each next action step.
There’s more, but I don’t want to get too lost. Just know that it’s a book that will reward repeated reading, and increasing application.
Yours for bigger breakthroughs,
PS: Here’s the journal I just bought (it’s a 3-pack). I really love it for a variety of reasons I won’t go into here, but I wanted to link it because it’s mentioned in the video. If you want to know more about my journaling method and why I picked this particular journal, comment and I can write about it or do a video.