Getting Things Done – again

by Hugh

Just a quick note on my experience thus far with iGTD … seems like I’m getting lots of the little things done, and agonizing over the bigger ones, as usual. Mike linked to a good review of the problems with GTD and a smart way to look at your list:

“When you put a thing on your to-do list, you are making a committment to do it,” he says to me. “Meaning you aren’t going to do some other things.” He pauses. “So you have to choose between those things. Now, why do you have to choose?”

I think about this for a second. “Because your time is limited?” I venture hopefully.

“BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO FUCKING DIE,” he responds.

Right. And while some things you really must get done, others … you can keep dreaming about.