Have your GTD lists become listless? David Allen explains the three common causes when we find we’re less interested and involved with our lists.
- The list is out of date
- The list is incomplete
- The list is not really what the list is about
DAVID’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT
HAVE YOUR LISTS BECOME LISTLESS?
We’ve all had this happen. We create a set of lists of relevant items, appropriately categorized. We’re excited, we feel in control, our brains relax, and life is good.
Then, over time (and often not a very long time), the luster fades. We only look at the lists when our guilt overcomes our apathy; and we gird our loins, committing to some sort of review of them, just because we know we “should.” Then we begin to resist looking at the lists at all, even though we know it’s the answer to renegotiating our agreements with ourselves. Then we go numb to our system, or at least a part of it. The thrill is gone. We’re in productivity purgatory.
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