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Community Contribution from Mike Vardy
I’m about to state the obvious.
We’re all human.
Ergo, we make mistakes. Like creating words like “ergo.”
Beyond “The Royal We,” we’re individuals. I’m sure you didn’t create the word “ergo” but I am pretty certain you’ve made other mistakes. I know I’ve made my share. For example, starting off this article as I have. That’d be one.
Another I make is getting off track rather than Getting Things Done. Hey, it happens to the best of us, right?
A prolonged stay in the “trackless void” is what some would refer to as a rut. I’ve been there. The place is as ugly-sounding as the word itself. Sure, it’s not as bad as cesspool, but it’s close…especially if you’re stuck in one.
I manage to get out of ruts now as quickly as I’ve fallen into them, thanks in large part to the Horizons of Focus. Sure, The GTD Weekly Review is a good place to start to escape one, but I find if you look as far as you can see the rut gets smaller and smaller. Soon, it’s just a pothole, then it’s just a bump in the road. By looking down the line to what I’m ultimately going for, I can dust myself off and start heading there once more.
Another benefit is that by using the Horizons of Focus as a roadmap to get you out of any ruts that you may fall into is that you get really good at memorizing them.
Trust me on that one.