Categories | Best Practices of GTD | David Allen | Implementation | Inspiration
Dear David Allen: You mention you only “think once a week”. Does that mean you have a script rule about planning out your weeks as opposed to day-to-day? Could you explain that a little more?
David: When I say I only think once a week, I’m making an exaggerated point that doing a thorough GTD Weekly Review sufficiently sets up my sense of priorities so that I don’t have to do a lot of re-thinking or over-structuring, as I go day to day. Usually we don’t have the time in the busy pace we work to stop and do “forest management instead of tree-hugging”. Because most people don’t build in that reflection time–regarding actions, projects, and commitments–they’re constantly thinking that they should be thinking about their priorities, but they never really do.