Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
SummaryThe two key points made at the start of the book are that the mind needs to be clear and that everything should have a "next task"
associated with it. Once these two points are understood, the rest of the systems can be adapted to each person's needs. Capture everthing;
revisit "next tasks" frequently; and then do it.
Basic Ideas1. Capturing all the things that need to get done - now, later, little, big, professional, personal,
urgent or not - into a logical and trusted system outside of your head and off your mind.
2. Disciplining yourself to make front-end decisions about all the "inputs" you let into your life so
that you'll always have a plan for "next actions" that you can implement or renegotiate at any moment.
The GTD Method1. Collect - things that command attention
2. Process - what they mean to decide what to do ("the next action")
3. Organize - the results
4. Review - and choose from all the options
5. Do - the task.
The GTD Flowchart - Updated
The GTD Flowchart - Color