How GTD changes perceptions of you
I have been doing GTD for around 2 months now and am glad to say it is working well for me. I have noticed changes in myself, but the interesting question is whether others around you e.g work colleagues notice this too.
I have definitely noticed a change in the work environment around me, for instance being passed more and more work to do, much of which is not even my area of responsibility (thanks to GTD I am just about keeping on top of it;) ). It seems that people are perceiving me as being "reliable" and "organised" and that if they pass it to me they can rely that it will get done. Not sure if that's a good or bad thing! It reminds me of the line from Spiderman: "with great power comes great responsibility":-D
I am interested in hearing from fellow GTDers how they have experienced people interacting differently with them as they progress to Mind Like Water.
The exponential performance curve.
You know David's line is "The better you get, the better you better get." I think I actually like your quote from Spiderman better...
Originally Posted by Clarkey
I would say definitely that I have seen that in my own career after implementing GTD for two + years ... and I'm still a long way from black belt on this. I am picking up more and more work; some of it outside the scope of the responsibility of my current job description.
I think the real key to "Mind Like Water" for me at least with this is the great responsibility of looking out for your ability to meet those committments and quite frankly the WIIFM factor.
Still not sure that's I'm also getting more requests than I can handle and I'm having to say no to some of them. That means I need an up to date project list and I need for my boss to know what is on my plate. Sometimes it means deciding that certain requests either don't get filled or they get kicked back to the requester. (Why should you be doing their job for them?)
Also if you are taking on more responsibility and meeting committments the question is are you getting promotions, raises, and bonuses that reflect the contributions you are making at work? Of course you may need to wait a year for that conversation with your boss, but its worth having...