Drowning in things to do
The heart of a good 'Getting Things Done' process is to have a Single trusted system where you capture your tasks.
I guess I'm Doing It Wrong :-(. Here's all the places where I distribute my todo list...
- In my current moleskine (pronounce it with me -- Moh-leh-skeen-ah) on pages 9, 12, 31, 57 etc.
- in my phone
- in outlook (at work)
- in my code using
//TODO:tags (scattered over numerous projects)
- in my code using
- in timesnapper's hosted fogbugz account
- in 'nextaction' on my work pc
- in 'nextaction' on my home pc
- in 'nextaction' on my laptop
- in my gmail account (emails labelled 'todo')
- in my gmail account (emails marked with a star)
- in my gmail account (any emails from me)
- in my other moleskine, beside the bed
Still, I think i'm pretty good because I do actually tend to 'get things done'. But also because i resist keeping lists in all these other places:
- in iGoogle
- in sharepoint (at work)
- in my gmail account (using the Gmail Tasks plugin)
- on pieces of paper on my cubicle wall
- in my other notebooks
- in timesnapper using flags/tasks/notes
- in yet another todo.txt file
- on sticky notes randomly decorating places I inhabit
- in twitter
- in tada list
- in that surprisingly popular codeproject todo list
- in remember the milk
- in a tiddly wiki
- in the iphone i don't have
- in the PDA i don't have
- in chandler
- at trimpath 'next action' web site
- on my blog
- using tattoos (memento style)
- in google calendar
There's no shortage of places to keep your things to do.
I don't worry about having too many systems. A bigger fear is failing to capture a problem as it arises.
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