How do I implement the 6-level model in my GTD set-up?
I finished up GTD recently and I have implemented a system using Evernote that is based off of a blog post found here: http://www.40tech.com/2009/08/25/get...-one-notebook/
I have 2 notebooks, 1 for GTD notes that I've made for myself to reference and also another notebook for everything else. My files are set up according based on tags. My tags are set up as
Areas of Focus
Checklist - for all the things I do everyday
Random Thoughts - for things that I haven't figured out where they go
Next Action (subdivided by context)
Lists (subdivided into projects, project support, and groceries-I use this as a shopping list),
I'm new at this and am still getting comfortable using the GTD system, but it seems like differentiating between runway, 10k, 20k, 30k, 40k and 50k tasks is difficult for me.
I realize that I'll be working the most on the runway projects, so I'll be involved with that in at least some capacity almost everyday. So does that mean that I revisit everything else 1x a week or 1x a month or some other frequency?
Can anyone give me an example of how they work this portion of the system?
10k, 20k, 30k, 40k and 50k tasks?
What do you mean by 10k, 20k, 30k, 40k and 50k tasks?
Originally Posted by DanielM123
Think of it like a hierarchy...
The different levels are actually interrelated; they don't refer to different kinds of "tasks."
So - you're 50K (vision, purpose) informs the 3-5 year goals you have at the 40K level, which in turn are analyzed so that you have projects associated with them. The same goes for your 1-3 year goals. Everything ties in, although not always on a 1:1 level. There's some wiggle room. 20K, or your Areas of Focus, are more of a "safety net," or a lens through which you can look at everything on your plate to make sure you're addressing the important areas of your life. This, again, won't be a 1:1 balance across all areas all the time.
If you're truly new to GTD, I would counsel you to stick with really understanding the relationship between the runway and 10,000 ft project level. Really get to understand the processing questions, and get so you're comfortable with Collecting, Processing, Organizing, Doing, and Reflecting.
THEN start to look at the upper levels and how they can inform your daily activities.