In my most recent newsletter from David Allen at Getting Things Done, I noticed that they released a new app -- GTD-Q®. What is GTD-Q? Well, it's kind of a quick and dirty check as to where you are as far as perspective and control in your workload. You take a short (18 question) survey with choices ranging from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree and it will place you in one of 4 quadrants, depending on your answers. Why bother?
Well, if you are starting to feel a bit out of control, this might help you pinpoint how/where you can rein things back in. You can even set a reminder to check your GTD-Q on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis. I kind of wish there was a quarterly option because I tend to go through life and plan in seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall). Oh, well, nothing free is perfect, is it? Because it is -- free, I mean.
How often do you step back to take a look at the bigger picture?
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