Only 15% Of Your Next Actions Require Any Thinking, Slacker

There’s a great GTD recap over at the Polar Beer.  It was quite refreshing to go over a condensed section that was closest to my heart: Getting Projects Creatively Underway.

In our quest for mastering the GTD principles, it sometimes seems that mapping out every single nitpicky action for a project is a little overkill.  However, only 20% of your projects require more than a listing of the desired outcome and a single next action.  A small 15% percent actually require any extra thinking, and a scant 5% actually need to go through all five stages.

So if you need to get down-and-dirty with mapping out your projects GTD style, odds are you’ll get done quicker than you think. Now there’s no reason why you can’t get off your turkey-filled duff and start getting productive. Thanks for the kick in the pants Polar Beer!

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