I’ve been long skeptical of the management process of Getting Things Done, mostly because people who use it seem scarily fanatical. But websites like Merlin Mann’s 43 Folders and Lifehacker got me wondering if it wouldn’t be a good fit for me (especially seeing how 43 Folders is all about using GTD on a Mac). Once I signed up for the Personal MBA program a while back, I saw it was on the reading list and therefore resigned myself that I should at least read the book to see if it was so much poisoned Kool-Aid.
Ironically, it has taken me months to get around to reading it.
Now that The Chief is back in town from RAGBRAI, I’ve had a little more time to myself. I started reading it this morning, and honestly, I can’t snark. It makes sense. With everything that is going in my life, and how I’ve been thinking about how to best get things done, this is a perfect system. It feels like, if given enough time and patience, something I would have come up with myself. Reading the book so far has been rewarding, and I have a huge list of things I would like to get done. I think I do pretty well now, but this system would make me a ninja master.
I will probably read the book twice to “get” everything, but I think this system will work very well for the uptight anal obsessive compulsive in me. If you have read this whole thing and have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, check out 43 Folders’ Getting started with Getting Things Done post.
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