This Q&A about a GTD map happened on our GTD forums. It generated some good discussion, so we wanted to pass it along.
Question: I often hear David refer to having the right map in order to be properly engaged with the present. At first, I thought he was talking about mind maps but now it seems to represents a tool, a system, a checklist. I guess I am really not sure. Can someone explain to me what David is referring to by indicating that you need the right map?
David Allens’s answer: Any tool used to orient yourself. Where am I relative to today’s commitments? (Map = calendar.) What do I need to be aware of, as I meet with my boss? (Map = agenda list.) What should I know or be reminded of about the family vacation? (Maps = travel checklist, calendar of travel events, any plans or details about the content to review.) Where am I about my lifestyle and career right now? (Map = Vision Horizons of Focus.) What do I need from the farmer’s market? (Map = physical walkways of the market.)
Read the full thread here.