bookmark next actions, but work at the project level
I just had a great Saturday utilizing one of the 4-hour workday guidelines: pick the most important one or two goals for the day, and tackle each one start to finish until it is done!
Before deciding on a goal, I looked at my next action list, identified the projects each one was a part of, picked a couple of achievable goals from those projects, and dove in.
My 'take-away' -- it is crucial to remember that the 'next-action list' is a list of BOOKMARKS! You do not necessarily plan your day at that level, nor do you just exectute a series of next actions from your list. You could even say that the next-action list is CONDITIONAL -- that is, first I decide on my goal for the day. IF I decide that project X is the most important thing to work on today, THEN what is the next action for that project.
So -- based on one day of experience, I like this approach very much. Any thoughts or refinements? Anything I am overlooking that could get me in trouble?