Join David Allen for an in-depth discussion in this video Capturing things that catch your attention, part of Getting Things Done.
First, let's focus on the "A-priori", first main thing, that you…really have to do to get things under control and to get focused.…And that's the stage called capture, you could…use the word collect, or capture, or gather.…It's a step that we work with, when we work with people.…First thing we do, is we want to find all the things that have someone's attention.…So in your case, you might look around wherever you are right now,…and say what, what around me doesn't belong here permanently the way it is.…Often when we work with people one-on-one.…
The first thing we'll do is look around…in their workspace, and say what doesn't belong here?…What's not supplies, or reference material, or decoration, or equipment?…Those four things, by the way,…supplies, reference material, decoration, and equipment, are…the only things that actually belong where they are, the way they are.…Everything else represents something in transit, in motion, in progress.…Something that probably represents something you need to…finish, decide about, do, or do something with.…
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