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11-15-2006, 10:48 AM
I have a book: "The power of full engagement". I decided to read it before going to sleep. So I put it in the bedroom close to the bed. And it looks like it serves as reminder itself. But David says that project materials (and the book is a project material) shouldn't be reminders themselves. Do you think I should put "Read "The power of full engagement" on my Next Action list @Home or not?
Please advice :)
Some things don't need to be on your list. I don't think even Mr. Allen has brush teeth as a NA. Sounds like you are not having a problem remebering to do the reading. So if you put it on your @Home list it is one more thing to look at. I would add it to your project list though.
11-16-2006, 01:09 AM
Max, the project was always there. That's maybe another reason why I raised the question. Project is active but NA in the list is not needed in fact.
11-16-2006, 05:42 AM
So I put it in the bedroom close to the bed. ... Do you think I should put "Read 'The power of full engagement'" on my Next Action list @Home or not?If it works for you by the bed (i.e., you're making acceptable progress) then why change anything? However, if you're not happy, you may need to consider a different kind of reminder, such as a NA like you describe. Getting back to a GTD basic, do whatever you need to get it out of your head. A vanilla NA, or maybe a nightly checklist (we all had to *learn* to brush our teeth, remember.)
Hope that helps.