- Do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about things?
- Do you often say "Oh yes, that reminds me to..."
To quote David Allen:
"Want to know one of the easiest ways to act on your creative ideas? Stop trying to hold them in your mind. Your mind is a great place to have ideas, but a terrible place to manage them."
As many of you know, I am a practitioner of David Allen's GTD system and I've used the following to illustrate life for most of us (I've always seen smiles and nods when I show this):
So remember, your mind is for creating ideas, not to hold them. Get a system to organize your tasks and day - and stick to it...so you don't wake up and think about Bill at 2 AM in the morning.
The website 43Folders.com is a great introduction to GTD (Getting Things Done) or search this blog for earlier GTD articles.