The principles of GTD apply to everything

Question: Dear David Allen, Is there an adaptation of your method for writing a PhD? I find GTD helpful in life and at the job, but I have trouble adapting it to a research project. Do you have any tips?

David Allen: The principles of GTD apply to everything, but they don’t engage with the content of what you’re doing.

What’s your desired outcome?
What’s your next action to move toward that?
Are the reminders of those in a trusted system?

That will apply to anything you’re doing in your life. No different from your research project.



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  1. I’m currently a PhD student (maths) and I have been using/doing GTD for a little more than a year now, with great success!
    Find my email on my website if anyone wants to talk about applying GTD to academic research.

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