GTD Notes: A Reading Project (2023)
I have this project in mind: to re-read the “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” book by David Allen this year.
I’ve read the book twice already (first time in 2012 and a second time in 2019). I’ve probably skimmed it a couple of times to search for specific information throughout the years as well.
But I want to do a full re-read taking lots of notes. My plan is to publish some of those notes in this blog, such as:
- My current thoughts on the methodology
- Comment on concepts that I might have a new understanding
- Comment on things I haven't noticed before on my previous reads
- Note things that worked out well in my system
- Note things that didn't work out that well in my system
This is one of those books that we always get something new out of it every time. It covers a lot of universal concepts that are meant to be almost timeless.
I hope to revisit the main concepts and do a diagnostics of my current system, identifying opportunities to make it simpler and better adapted to my current reality. I want to focus more on the process, not the tools. I also want to go deeper into the Higher Horizons of Focus (Goals, Vision, Purpose and Principles).
I will be reading the updated edition published in 2015, in the digital format.
This is one of the books that changed my life: it gave me valuable insights that I applied in both my personal and professional lives. Everything I've accomplished for the past 11 years has been on my Someday/Maybe list at some point.
I'll be using the hashtag #GTDnotes for this series of posts. Stay tuned!
Getting Things Done is not simply about getting things done. It’s about being appropriately engaged with your work and life. — David Allen
By Noisy Deadlines Minimalist in progress, nerdy, introvert, skeptic. I don't leave without my e-reader.