If you don’t have a clear sense of the totality of your obligations, you will always over-commit. And commitments occur on multiple levels, from “why I’m on the planet” to “need butter.” But the elevation most amorphous for most is the plane just above your physical activities — your “projects.” I have a radical definition of a project: anything you’re committed to finish within a year that requires more than one action to complete it. Given that broad designation, most people have between 30 and 100.
- Where’s your projects list?
- How complete and current is it?
– David Allen
For more tips from David about projects, check out the GTD Managing Projects set. Available on CD or MP3 download.