Thinking And Doing

Posted in GTD at 12:00 pm by Haider

One of the primary reasons why the GTD system places a lot of importance on collecting your “stuff”, processing and organizing it, and reviewing your commitments is to draw a distinction between thinking about your work and doing your work. There should be the least amount of thinking about work when it comes down to doing your work.

Why is this the case? And how does the separation between thinking and doing affect productivity? Read the rest of this entry »


“Doing” a Project

Posted in GTD at 10:53 am by Haider

One of the most useful insights for me from the GTD system is the distinction between an action and a project. This distinction can easily be blurred, which leads to procrastination. I tend to blur the lines between the two from 5 to 50 times in one day, and this is usually the key factor that determines how productive I am during the day.

So what is the difference between the two, and why is it so important? Read the rest of this entry »

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