I have 41 Next Actions at my @Mac context. I have to choose the most important because my day is only 24 hours, my workday is 9 hours (with lunch and commute), my time with next @Mac action lists is 1 hour daily (the rest are meetings and processing).
And completing a Next Action doesn't mean it's done I mean completing "Read 5 pages of War and Peace" still leaves me with another 1000 pages to read All that means I'd better choose which of those 41 next actions should be done today, during this particular 1 hour.
David Allen suggests to read through all of 41 next action (tough but ok, done) then use your gut feeling to choose the first one to do. My gut feeling tells me: "Are you nuts? There're 41 next action. We are reading in the middle of the list an next action #23 and I already forgot what were the ones we started to read with. How do you want me to choose? You have to remember all the items to be compared to make the right choice and I remember only the last 7 you read"
Is there any more reliable method to choose the next action other then gut feeling?