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  • Projects and Areas of Focus

    Hi all,

    Do ALL projects feed up into areas of focus?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Gideon View Post
    Hi all,

    Do ALL projects feed up into areas of focus?
    If not, why are you doing the project?

    Katherine

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    • #3
      Could not have been a better answer.....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gideon View Post
        Do ALL projects feed up into areas of focus?
        Mine do, otherwise why bother doing the project at all?

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        • #5
          One project can support multiple AoF.

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          • #6
            Why not? Let's say you have a long term (or short term, who knows) goal to buy a yaht. That probably shouldn't fall under any areas of focus, just a wantto.

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            • #7
              The only way to grow, to overcome your limits and to have fun.

              Originally posted by kewms View Post
              If not, why are you doing the project?
              Originally posted by Oogiem View Post
              Mine do, otherwise why bother doing the project at all?
              In that case your areas of focus should cover everything in your life - now and in the future.

              I think defining the projects that are outside your current areas of focus is the only way to grow, to overcome your limits and to have fun.

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              • #8
                Hi TesTeq

                Then perhaps you have Areas of Focus:
                • Personal Growth
                • Having Fun

                Phil

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
                  In that case your areas of focus should cover everything in your life - now and in the future.

                  I think defining the projects that are outside your current areas of focus is the only way to grow, to overcome your limits and to have fun.
                  I don't see areas of focus that have changed much if at all in the last 30 years for me personally. Emphasis on different ones has changed, projects have changed and details have changed but the areas of focus are still the same ones I had 30 years ago. My main areas of focus haven't changed since long before I started using teh GTD method.

                  Examples:
                  Maintain and Support Friends and Family
                  Pursue a Healthy Lifestyle
                  Make a Difference
                  Personal Development
                  Support my Community

                  Sure 30 years ago the difference I was making was related to computer SW and now I am running a farm but the focus is still the same. The how has changed and so have the projects to support that but the focus is still there.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks guys! sometimes we get distracted and do things which arent part of our AoF that's what i've understood now from your replies

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                    • #11
                      I'd think that if I have a project which doesn't come under any AOF then either I have an undefined AOF or I've committed to someone else's project.

                      Just my $.02

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by anton View Post
                        Let's say you have a long term (or short term, who knows) goal to buy a yacht. That probably shouldn't fall under any areas of focus, just a wantto.
                        Sure it could, AOF could be Have Fun, Travel, Learn new skills (sailing) and so on.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by justin caise View Post
                          or I've committed to someone else's project.
                          That AOF would be something along the lines of 'Building the Team', 'Establishing Meaningful (Professional) Relationships' or 'Having Time for MY Friends'.

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                          • #14
                            I believe if you have a project that isn't part of your defined AOF then you probably have a lurking undefined AOF hidden somewhere starting in your 50,000 ft level. You have some sort of reason for wanting to do the project. I think it's time to review your higher levels to get it all out.
                            Last edited by graphicdetails; 07-15-2009, 07:52 PM.

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