GTD is more than time management

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012 by GTD Times Staff

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
—Faith Baldwin

Change is on the way. Time will bring alterations. Your GTD system, with a current and complete inventory of your commitments, helps you manage yourself effectively regardless of time’s alterations.

4 Responses to “GTD is more than time management”

  1. Jim says:

    The clothing comparison fits. I can plan what to wear tomorrow, but if it rains, I adjust and wear something different. That’s what restrictive time planning methods don’t get. Change happens. GTD got me out of feeling like a time victim.

  2. Noel Artiles says:

    The dress and the wearer are intricately connected. They both change. Let go of who you were a week ago during your Weekly Review and start anew. A new you has been born.

  3. Tim Stringer says:

    I’ve never been a big fan of the term “time management”. I view time as a river that can’t intrinsically be managed. Instead I choose to practice “self management” and focus my efforts on becoming an accomplished kayaker (metaphorically speaking…though I do also enjoy kayaking :).

    GTD principles are key in creating a system that supports self management, as are practices such as yoga and meditation that cultivate awareness, mindfulness and healthy habits.

  4. GTD Times Editorial Staff says:

    Well said, Tim. Good metaphor, too.

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