I read and outlined the original GTD book about three years ago, then did the same with Making It All Work last year. Now I'm at a point in my life where I need to meet certain goals, so I'm really focusing on GTD, as the little bit I have done in the past has helped. Reading the advice on associativity would be very helpful since I can now read it with concrete goals in mind instead of just abstract ideas.
I am glad this has helped!Discussing this topic has made me realize that I should do a mindmap of possible research topics with a 1-5 year time frame. I often do this within a research project to organize and select topics, but goals for my research area of focus tend to be more accomplishment-type outcomes. Thanks for making me think of it!
Oogie, thank you for your examples. They helped me to rephrase my monetary goal to clarify the actual objective.
I have a specific city and state in mind for the move example, as well as the why, so this one has attainable, measurable, and objectivity built in.
p.s., should we include our OS and GTD tools in our signatures?