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'Be Creative and Courageous' on Weekly Review Checklist

I'm disciplined about doing my weekly review. I knock through it every Monday morning and feel great after.

For a couple years now, however, I have had two items on my Weekly Review Checklist that I rarely check off. They are taken verbatim from David Allen:

"Empty my head" "Be creative and courageous"

I don't know if it's a problem relating to the altitude of my mind during a weekly review (which I suppose is generally in the range of 10-30k feet), or if these checklist items are too vague to be useful (and not meant to be ripped from the David and put in this context).

What do you think? Do I need to scratch these checklist items off my weekly review checklist, permanently? Or is there a way I can make them work?

DomoDomo's picture

You can make them work

With respect to "Be creative and courageous", I don't think that is vague at all. It's entirely possible that some of your current projects are already meeting this criteria, but you just haven't made the link and realized that these projects could be considered sub-projects of "Be creative and courageous".

If that's not the case, then mine your someday maybe list for a project that meets one of these two criteria, and make it active. If these two values are something you're thinking consciously of enough that you've made them a project, I'm sure a few of your wishlist projects are imbued with these qualities.

Then when you ask yourself weekly "Have I been creative and courageous", you can view it within the specific context of this newly-activated project, and your progress with that.

Not sure about whatcha mean by 'empty my head' though, as that could mean a few different things to me =\

Good luck.




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