Date or time specific actions: in both my agenda and my actions list?
Hi, I'm a newbie on this forum. Let's hit the ground running with a question I have. Some year ago I read 'Getting Things Done' and it rocked my way of going about my various responsibilities. Mindblowing! However, there is one 'thing' I can't quite get hold of.
It's about putting actions on my action list or in my calendar. Somehow I feel this makes me loose control of the big picture of the project. Let me explain.
Suppose I have a project with a couple of actions. Some of them can be executed ASAP, some of the actions are to be executed on a specific date or time. So I put the first ones on my action list, the latter in my agenda. Now the very first thing that comes up in this project is a time-based action, so it's in my agenda. All progress of the project depends on it.
My question: how do I keep track of the project if some of the actions are on the action list and some of them in my agenda? I used Toodledo as my GTD tool and in it are all of my actions. Shouldn't I at least record this particular time-based action in Toodledo? So when I look at the project and it's progress, I can find the status (in this case: very first thing to do, my time-based action). I like the idea of using one single GTD tool (Toodledo) to keep track of my projects. The entire projects. Everytime I put time-based actions in my agenda, I feel like I'm losing a bit of control.
It bothers me and I can't figure it out. Any thoughts anyone? I would really appreciate some help with this.
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