Example De Jure Misuse of One Idea One Piece of Paper
This post began as a response to a reader email. In the beginning was R. asking about cards. I’ve expanded the post with pictures and some of my GTD history, in the hope that this post can be a stepping stone for other people on the GTD journey.
R.I am finding one thing extremely difficult to get my mind around.The one idea, one 3×5 card.
“I usually recommend that clients download their voice-mails onto paper notes and put those into their in-baskets, along with their whole organizer notebooks, which usually need significant reassessment.”
Allen, David (2002-12-31). Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (p. 118). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.
R.After reviewing your from 12-30-13, 3×5 Cards and Manila Folder GTD Startup, I felt that I understood the mechanics of the process you use, but I found myself straining to read how you breakdown 1 idea per card. I saw several lines on every 3×5 card and was unable to translate that to an example of appropriate granularity for ideas.
(and some non-recyclable papers)
R.I believe I am way ahead of where I would be if I only had the GTD book in attempting to implement GTD.