In this video of a speech I gave at a recent GTD-DC Meetup, I explain how an increase in time demands must lead to an approach that relies on your calendar.
As you may know, this flies in the face of David Allen’s thoughts on the matter in Getting Things Done, first edition (2001). In my talk, I worked my way to this piece of good/bad news in this examination of task management, science and GTD.
One of the motivating ideas behind the work at Schedule U is that we are all trying to rid ourselves of certain mistakes which I call “errors-in-execution.” Here is a sample of the kinds of things we tell ourselves when they occur.
You use this list in A Course in Scheduling to help determine whether or not you need to perform an upgrade to your current skills.
My 2016 article outlined an ongoing intellectual disagreement between advocates of two very different behaviors – Listing and Scheduling. Spoiler alert: both camps represent skills that have a place in the average person’s development.
It’s a long article, but it provides an important backdrop to the work of Schedule U.