WHAT IS GTD?

GETTING THINGS DONE® is a personal productivity methodology that redefines how you approach your life and work.

FIVE STEPS

THE FUNDAMENTALS

Five clear steps that apply order to chaos.

STEP 1
CAPTURE
Collect what has your attention

Capture 100% of everything that has your attention—little, big, personal and professional.

STEP 2

CLARIFY

Process what it means

For everything you capture, decide if it is actionable. If not, trash it, incubate or file it. If it is, do it now, delegate it or defer it.

STEP 3

ORGANIZE

Put it where it belongs

Create action reminders on lists in your customized system.

STEP 4

REFLECT

Review frequently

Look over your lists frequently to determine what to do next. Do a GTD Weekly Review® to bring yourself current, update your lists and clear your mind.

STEP 5

ENGAGE

Simply do

Use your system to take appropriate actions with confidence.

Being creative, strategic, and simply present and loving don’t require time—they require space.​

DAVID ALLEN
GET STARTED

GET THE BOOK AND GET STARTED WITH GTD.

Wondering where to start? Buy David Allen’s updated book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-free Productivity and read all about it. Visit and support your local library, independent bookseller or shop online:

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