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GTD in the bigger picture


I've been psyching myself up to starting my implementation of GTD concepts and ideas, and recently I've come across some larger-picture questions:

1. how do you translate effectively "down" your perspectives of life/next 5-10 years/next 1-2 years/next month/next week/now? How do you make sure that you're doing things, in your day to day, in a way that reflects your bigger goals in life?

I think you should have a review system which enables you to trust that you're doing what you're "supposed to be doing", according to your bigger picture priorities, but I coulnd't see any specific advice about how to install a technique in your reviews, to actually do that.

2. assuming that your next actions list is going be be quite big, or in other words - you generate next actions faster than you can do them - how do you avoid the feeling of always being behind on things? how do you get a sense of "ok, I've done the 'important' things this week, I can call it a successful week" if you', by definition, never completely finish EVERYTHING you feel you need to do?

Thanks, and have a great weekend,


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The following program, which was originally developed for Palm OS and now works on Mac and Windows as well, is designed to do exactly what you want! Check out LifeBalance:





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