Author David Allen explains the the Organize stage of Getting Things Done® including the creation of a Next-Actions list so you can clear your mind and deal with what's actually important.
- [David] Well, now that you may have captured…the things that have your attention, and clarified…what they mean, and then done some two-minute actions…and delegated some things, and now have some actions…you need to do, that moves us to the third step,…which is organizing.…And organizing really means that I now have decided…what this means so I just need to park it…where those kind of things go.…And, basically, lists are for the most part…all you need there.…And, at the level of actions, there's a few…different kind of categories that you'll find useful.…
Once you've determined what the next action is,…if it can't be done in two minutes and you have to do it,…you have a choice of parking it on your calendar…if it's something that has to be done specifically…to a day or a time, that's what calendars are for.…Most of your actions, however, are not calendared actions,…they're to be done as soon as you can do them,…in and around the events on your calendar.…And that's where next actions lists come into play.…And the next actions list, most people have…
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