Technical Communication and GTD? (take II)

Subject: Technical Communication and GTD? (take II)
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: Technical Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:55:56 -0500

Craig Cardimon noted: <<I tried this, but spent so much time recording
the tasks to be done that no tasks were actually completed.>>

I assume that this statement was tongue in cheek, but it does
illustrate an important point: It doesn't matter what magnificent
trademark-worthy title you choose for your method, the method must be
efficient ***for you***. The problem with many methods is that they
acquire an importance far out of proportion to the benefits they
provide. It's always important to take a large step back and remind
ourselves that any method is only as good as the results it provides:
we don't follow methods for their own sake, but rather to improve our
own lives. If a method isn't making things easier for you, try
something less onerous.

But really, folks: how hard is it to spend 5 minutes jotting down a
plan of action and listing your priorities? This isn't rocket science.

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RE: Technical Communication and GTD?: From: Cardimon, Craig
Re: Technical Communication and GTD?: From: Milan Davidovic

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