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"GTD Lite"

is there a "GTD Lite" out there, for applying the GTD method without going overboard with the whole thing? i think to some people it's so enormous that it's un-doable, or too complicated.

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For me, there were two...

For me, there were two entry points:

1. Acknowledging that I was unhappy with the state of my procrastination, and aknowledging that I'd be happier if I had the stuff currently in my head archived one day on a "completed list. So, I grasped the outcome visualization concept first.

2. Then I started breaking my projects into achievable hunks. (a. Find phone number, b. find phone, etc.). So, I keyed into the "next action" part.

Just working on these two points brought results satisfying enough to move to to invest further. So now I'm moving incrementally deeper as I go along. But since my initial experiments brought me so much pleasure, I have that visceral goal-post to focus on. If I continue honing my discipline, I feel happy. If I let it go, I start to feel stressed.




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