I’ve been feeling addicted to my lists in OF or Things 3.
Now, I’m not looking for definitive answers or the right way to do this or that. But some open-minded thinking about this.
But I’m wondering about whether those lists are keeping me focused on things that I should be doing versus the things that I want to be doing. So I’m remembering to crank through things that need to be cranked…and maybe short-term things are getting done. But the stuff that I really want to be doing, the stuff that could and maybe would be good for the long-term…because I’m so focused on the stuff on my list.
I’m wondering if forgetting some of the little daily tasks and disappointing people in the short term might actually be better for doing the things that might turn into greatness in the long term.
Not asking whether creative work can be tracked in GTD. Asking whether GTD doesn’t allow for the kind of magic that comes from working with things and seeing what they can turn into. Does it really free up your mindspace or does having everything thought through and written down actually pollute your mindspace by surfacing all of these tasks?