I had a very tough time even approaching the higher horizons. It was like I was trying to walk through a doorway that was completely blocked by a large white marshmallow. It was pliable, but it completely obstructed any progress.
Originally Posted by TheMumm
I've been working with a coach to flush these things out, though, first with Julie Ireland at the David Allen Co. and now with a business/life coach.
I think it's interesting that you're relating the QS movement to the higher levels of GTD. If the core of the Quantified Self is to gather and track your personal data to draw conclusions about your health and welfare from that data, I would be curious to know what data you might track to help with identifying your life goals, purpose and vision.
What I've found more than anything is that I can't think my way to the answers. No amount of cerebral gymnastics works. These are heart choices that show you the way; it's your intuitive compass that always points north, if only you could read it!
My tip and/or trick would be to mind map all three on one big piece of paper. Don't make judgements. Don't over organize. Don't over think. If your first three thoughts are puppies, peanut butter and brussels sprouts, go with it. Put it on the page - without judgement. And, like with a good, old-fashioned brain dump, just keep going until you're empty... then write down another three things.
Let us know how it goes!
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