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What would you ask David Allen?

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Over on the DavidCo forum, Lisa asks:

If you could ask David Allen any one question about GTD, what would it be?

It mightn't surprise you to know I'd want to learn a bit more implementation and about how David sees contexts working best for people whose work mostly happens in one place (recently).

But I'm especially curious to hear what you guys would ask, given the chance. What would you ask David Allen about Getting Things Done?

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In Getting Things Done there's...

In Getting Things Done there's a line that says, "Let's assume for a moment that you're not resisting any of your 'stuff' out of insecurity or procrastination." It seems to me that this assumption actually carries through the rest of the book -- that after you've defined the true next action, it should be easy just to do it or to feel no anxiety in postponing it. This is sometimes true for me, but other times I generate a next action that sits on my list for weeks. I'd like to know if David Allen encounters psychological barriers with his clients, and if he's come up with any good tricks or practices for dealing with them. Thanks to this website I've read Neil Fiore's "The Now Habit," which gave me some insight into why I procrastinate. But I'd like some concrete ideas about new habits or ways of thinking that fit specifically into my GTD routine.




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