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2007 Resolutions/Goals

It's almost that time of year again. 2006 is drawing to a close, and I find myself thinking about 2007 and how I can fine-tune my day-to-day activities to align with my bigger goals.

What's everyone else thinking on this sort of thing? Or am I ahead of the game for once? (I usually don't start thinking about this sort of thing until February.)

I might re-listen to Merlin's "Fresh Starts & Modest Changes" podcast series from early 2006.

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You're spot on, Chrome. I've...

jethro.;7257 wrote:
You're spot on, Chrome. I've often toyed with the idea of an annual review. It does sync neatly with the idea of the weekly review, with each step ratcheted up 10,000 feet in David's parlance. For example, rather than making sure you have a next action for each project, you make sure you have a project for each area of focus (or, higher up, an area of focus for each longer-term goal).

I think we all tend to avoid this type of high-level planning for two reasons. The first, of course, is that it's rarely urgent, unless you're hit by a major life event. Second, though, is that long-range planning leads us into the unfamiliar. Somewhere I read that it's like jumping off the dock when you don't know the depth of the water.

I think David does mention this briefly in the book, at least mentioning an annual review of your filing system etc. I believe I saw somewhere that he recommended taking a half day to a day towards the end of the year and reviewing your general reference system to see if it needs pruning/mining/etc.

I'm planning on doing that next week, along with taking a closer look at my higher altitudes. I started GTD about 9 months ago, and while I've been doing fairly well with the runway/10K stuff, I need to revisit the higher altitudes now that I have some mental RAM freed up, and now that I feel that I actually have enough control over things to start looking over these and actually being able to do something about them.

From there, perhaps a few resolutions may arise.




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