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  • GTD prioritizing revisited

    I've been re-reading "Making It All Work" and came across this passage:

    "The more direct between our actions and the most elevated horizon, the more it would be a priority--at least in substance. In other words, the more you know that the action you are taking is the best thing to be doing to fulfill your purpose, the higher its value to you will be."

    Interesting. So if I'm looking through my list of next actions and one relates to my goals I'm more likely to pick that one? Of course, then there are the 3 limiting factors:

    -Context
    -Time available
    -Energy

    So the algorithm for figuring out what to do next would go like this something like this:

    -Do I have control of over my context?
    -How much time do I have?
    -How much energy do I have?
    -Of all my next actions, which one will advance my goals/vision/purpose?

    Those are a lot of factors to consider but I believe it does fairly accurately represent our reality in any given moment.

    EO
    Last edited by ero213; 12-19-2011, 08:26 AM.

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    I don't why this posted with a mad face. This isn't an angry post

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    • #3
      That's a great summary, thank you!

      That's very insightful.
      As for the angry face, you must have meant to click on Thumbs up, those icons are close to each other. Otherwise it does not make sense.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ero213 View Post
        I've been re-reading "Making It All Work" and came across this passage:

        "The more direct between our actions and the most elevated horizon, the more it would be a priority--at least in substance. In other words, the more you know that the action you are taking is the best thing to be doing to fulfill your purpose, the higher its value to you will be."

        Interesting. So if I'm looking through my list of next actions and one relates to my goals I'm more likely to pick that one? Of course, then there are the 3 limiting factors:

        -Context
        -Time available
        -Energy

        So the algorithm for figuring out what to do next would go like this something like this:

        -Do I have control of over my context?
        -How much time do I have?
        -How much energy do I have?
        -Of all my next actions, which one will advance my goals/vision/purpose?

        Those are a lot of factors to consider but I believe it does fairly accurately represent our reality in any given moment.

        EO
        So, in order to make that visible when selecting a next action to execute, it might be handy if each action displayed 10K, 20K, 30K, 40K or 50K. Perhaps something for GTD app developers to keep in mind ?

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