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    Need a suggestion....

    I have a project to start this week. The project support material that I will use to initiate is a document saved to my office P.C. desktop.

    On what list should I write the first action step (reading and extracting relevent points from the material)?

    Does it go on @office, @computer, or read/review?

  • #2
    Sorry for the trees, but I might print it out on paper. It then becomes a very inviting physical reminder, as well as being easier (for me) to study and annotate than something on the computer screen. You see it on your desk or wherever and just start reading -- no having to type in the name of a document on the computer and wait for it to load.

    Would it make sense to put it on more than one context?

    Does reading and extracting the relevant points take longer than 2 minutes? Does it take a lot longer than the time it takes to post this question on this forum?

    Imagine encountering the action on your list in each of those contexts. (Imagine them one at a time.) Which one feels most satisfying? In which one would you be most inclined to actually do it?

    Which of those contexts are you likely to spend the most time in over the next few days?

    You might also consider scheduling it to a specific time or to an approximate time e.g. "sometime Tuesday morning".

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    • #3
      I'd go with read and review. at the top of the list. @home and @office is too restrictive unless either one is where you do your best reading. Read and review can be anywhere. Since you're reading material is probably portable you can read at a waiting room, a friends place, your home or the office.

      I've thought about multiple contexts but I decided that they are counter productive.

      If any particular context seems too restrictive its probably best to get a little abstract about what the context is.

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      • #4
        read/review

        Originally posted by manuelhe View Post
        I'd go with read and review. at the top of the list. @home and @office is too restrictive unless either one is where you do your best reading. Read and review can be anywhere. Since you're reading material is probably portable you can read at a waiting room, a friends place, your home or the office.

        I've thought about multiple contexts but I decided that they are counter productive.

        If any particular context seems too restrictive its probably best to get a little abstract about what the context is.
        That's what I went with.

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        • #5
          read/review

          Originally posted by cwoodgold View Post
          Sorry for the trees, but I might print it out on paper. It then becomes a very inviting physical reminder, as well as being easier (for me) to study and annotate than something on the computer screen. You see it on your desk or wherever and just start reading -- no having to type in the name of a document on the computer and wait for it to load.

          Would it make sense to put it on more than one context?

          Does reading and extracting the relevant points take longer than 2 minutes? Does it take a lot longer than the time it takes to post this question on this forum?

          Imagine encountering the action on your list in each of those contexts. (Imagine them one at a time.) Which one feels most satisfying? In which one would you be most inclined to actually do it?

          Which of those contexts are you likely to spend the most time in over the next few days?

          You might also consider scheduling it to a specific time or to an approximate time e.g. "sometime Tuesday morning".
          You see it on your desk or wherever and just start reading -- no having to type in the name of a document on the computer and wait for it to load.


          I went with read/review. Thanks

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