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  • What is the scale of items in your someday/maybe list?

    I recently started to learn GTD. So I don't have much experience in it. I have read the book twice.

    I still have some doubts about items in someday/maybe list.

    What is the scale of items in your someday/maybe list? Should they be more like project or next actions?

    My items in it range next action to long term project. E.g.
    • buy printer (I'm not yet absolutely sure do I need it, that's why this list)
    • learn Portuguese

    Thank you.

    Jukka Vuorinen

  • #2
    I think both of these sound like someday/maybes. Closer to project than next action is how I interpret GTD.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kkuja View Post
      What is the scale of items in your someday/maybe list? Should they be more like project or next actions?
      Mine are generally projects. I very rarely have someday/maybe things that are really next actions. Of your 2 examples both of those are for sure full projects. You can't buy the printer until you know what model, where and how so there is some stuff to do before you buy the printer so that makes it a project. Learning a language is also a project, will you take classes, buy books, use a SW package or what? Again multiple steps to complete and so a project.

      I just took a quick glance at my someday/maybe lists and none of them are actions all are projects. Some are even going to end up being several projects if and when I decide to move on them but for now they are a big rathe amorphous blob of ideas and only once I decide to actually start on them will I do the planning model and break them down into their pieces.

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      • #4
        Outcome level, definitely

        The Someday/Maybe (S/M) list holds the reminders of the outcomes (projects and possibly higher-level goals) that you might or would like to commit to someday, just not right now.

        If you move a project to Someday/Maybe you delete all of the current actions defined in your action lists. You do not move those to S/M with the project. If you really feel the need to keep a record of them you can note them in your project support material.

        When you reactivate the project, you immediately decide the next action(s) again and put them on your action lists. Use your support material to help with that decision if needed.

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