How GTD might have saved a life

We are fortunate to receive many wonderful letters from people across the globe telling us how GTD has affected their lives in a positive way.  This letter was sent to David Allen from Jason, who said that GTD may have saved his wife’s life.  We thought you would all like to hear his wonderful story:

Dear David,

A friend suggested that I write you the following GTD story which essentially saved my wife’s life.

Last year we were living in Serbia and my wife was pregnant with our twin babies. While we were living there I read Getting Things Done and was totally inspired by it. I took three days off of work and dedicated myself to reorganizing my work and our life. It had an amazing impact on my productivity.

About a month later, my wife, while six months pregnant, was burned on 20% of her body when a barbeque essentially exploded. Because I had implemented the GTD program, I had all of the emergency information that I needed right in my hand and was able to react very quickly. Because we were in Serbia, getting emergency help wasn’t as easy as dialing 911.  The GTD methodology may have literally saved her life.



Here is Jason, with his beautiful wife and children:

If you have a GTD story you would like to share, please write to us!