Posts Tagged ‘procrastination’

Procrastination at its finest

Procrastination at its finest

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Being comfortable with letting things get out of control

Being comfortable with letting things get out of control

Question: I listened to your Webinar on Procrastination (you can find this Webinar on GTD Connect, our online learning center) and have found that I have trouble starting to “do” anything when I know there is a lot of unprocessed stuff. I have the type of job whereby e-mails, paper, and other things accumulate rapidly […]

New Year's Disillusions

New Year's Disillusions

A Community Contribution from Mike Vardy As the first quarter of 2010 passes us by, I’m going to ask it: How many of you have stuck to your “resolutions” that you made at the start of 2010? I’m betting that some of you – perhaps most of you – have faltered on them in some […]

Still procrastinating about a bunch of things on your action lists?

Still procrastinating about a bunch of things on your action lists?

Still procrastinating about a bunch of things on your action lists? There’s your lists – not small sub-projects about your stuff. -David Allen

Why do we procrastinate on the good stuff too?

Why do we procrastinate on the good stuff too?

A Community Contribution from Sarah From A recent article in the New York Times highlights new research on a fascinating phenomenon: the procrastination of pleasure. Not only do we avoid the tasks we dread, we also put off activities we enjoy. Redeeming gift cards, using frequent flier miles, and visiting hometown landmarks all belong to […]

Get a weekly dose of GTD inspiration

Get a weekly dose of GTD inspiration

If you are still struggling trying to get the GTD Weekly Review to become a habit, you’re not alone!  It’s why GTD Connect, David Allen’s online learning center, sends out a Weekly Review reminder email to our members.  It’s a dose of inspiration, sent once a week, looking at a common speed bumps for people […]

Finding Your Motivation

Finding Your Motivation

In David Allen’s latest Productive Living newsletter, he wrote about the tricky business of motivation. Here’s more sage advice from David on that topic… Q: How does one get motivated to do these things?  Yes, I can put pressure on myself;  know that I SHOULD do them, but there is pain and suffering that takes […]

Falling into "professional crastination"

Falling into "professional crastination"

It certainly has been a while since I’ve written anything for GTD Times, so long that one might think I’d fallen off the wagon.  Not true – somewhat.  It’s not as if I’d fallen and couldn’t get up – it was that I was buried and couldn’t dig out. Like most of you, I have […]

Is GTD too structured for creative people?

Is GTD too structured for creative people?

Is GTD too structured for creative people? Will it work if you don’t like rigid schedules and plans?  Could an artist possibly “do” GTD. Coach Julie Ireland weighs in: I tend to rebel against too much structure/planning. At the same time I do need a certain amount of structure, otherwise my creative energy gets drained […]

Regret: A Powerful Motivator

Regret: A Powerful Motivator

I recently discovered that the musical I’d been working on for the past several years was no longer going to be viable.  Not because it wasn’t a good story, or even a good idea.  It’s because someone beat me to it. I was surfing the web and discovered that not only had someone written a […]