Working on job one

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2012 by GTD Times Staff

“There are very few times and places we really have the appropriate energy level, tools, and uninterrupted time frames to work on some of our “most important” work. The rest of the day, we shouldn’t be feeling guilty that we’re not working on “job one.” Rather, we should be maximizing our productivity by picking things to do (that we’re going to do anyway, sometime) that match the situation.”

—from the article “The Need for a Total Life To-Do List,” by David Allen

How have you organized your lists by contexts that support your productivity, even when you aren’t in a physical or mental place to work on job one?

One Response to “Working on job one”

  1. Peter says:

    As recommended by David I sort my important voluminous context lists (e.g @office) by intuitively chosen priority. The job one sits nicely at the top.
    Unfortunately it works contrarily. My lazy unconscious forces me somehow to work on items from the bottom instead from the top. Thus the job one keeps its premier position for many weeks.
    Please help me!

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