Can't Remember what I store in filing cab
I have a memory problem. I like the GTD system because it helps me not have to remember everything. I LOVE having my files in order, however, I keep forgetting what is in there. For instance, I file a how-to-do something file under its appropriate category (I'm talking about physical files). A few weeks later, I need to know how to do that, and I will spend time searching on the Internet. When I find it, print it, and file it - oops I see I already had that. I just constantly do the same thing over and over because I keep forgetting it is done.
I'm thinking maybe I need an index or catalogue of my files. But how to do that and maintain it . . .
Am I the only one with this problem? Any Ideas?
What's the purpose of collecting this information?
Maybe you have a problem with excessive Internet browsing and data collecting? What's the purpose of collecting this information? Do you really need it printed out and archived in your reference system?
Originally Posted by Debs