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Dealing with Unprioritized Actions

I'm used to making a list of everything I need to do (it normally includes projects, maybes, waiting fors, as well as action items -- but no more!). My next step used to be to prioritize the actions, 1 through however many there are.

GTD appears to frown upon prioritization, in favor of "context." I would say that 90+% of my work is @COMPUTER, so that doesn't help. I can think of some other ways to organize the context that would make more sense for me, but I still don't understand how I can work through a lengthy list without prioritizing it.

Can anyone give me any suggestions, in addition to the three methods mentioned in the GTD book?



michaelramm's picture

Drill down your task a...

Drill down your task a bit deeper on your @Computer context. I am a Network Admin for a small local muncipality so on my lists I have:

@Website (for our main city website...http://www.cityofnorthport.org/)
@Network (for any network checks, fixes, upgrades that I have to do)
@Support (I am a 1-man IT Dept, so this is my desktop support context)
@Servers (right now we only have 1 all-in-one Novell box, but in Projects I have...)

Windows Server

These projects are for getting these 2 servers into production and are part of the bigger Project: Novell -> Windows Migration...moving our network from Novell 5.1 and Groupwise 6.5 to Windows 2003 and Exchange...it will be a LOOOONG project.

You just need to be a little more specific in your @Computer context. I started like you and had @Computer, then I tried @Computer-Home and @Computer-Work, then I changed jobs to my current one with a lot more responsibilites so I had to fine tune my @Computer-Work context.

Hope this helps out,




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