Categories | Getting Things Done
Excerpt from David Allen’s essay in this month’s Productive Living newsletter:
Deciding that you’re not going to do something is a subtle and critical component of Getting Things Done and is one of the most challenging aspects of self-management. Most of us hate to say “no”—to ourselves and to others. But there are practical things we can do to make that process more positive and dynamic.
A key principle in operation here is that if you don’t know exactly what you’ve already said “yes” to, then it’s hard to have the confidence to say “no.” When you do have a complete and trusted inventory of your current commitments [read more....]