Back to the topic again
Now I am beginning to see a new possible answer. It could be a memory problem on my part. The regular intervals certainly are not enough for me. I cannot even remember a phone number when switching from one page to another. I need to "review" constantly in order not to lose my orientation.
Originally Posted by bcmyers2112
And I have always had difficulties taking orders, even from myself. I just won't do things just because someone tells me to or "because it says so on the list". I need to see the reason, or I will just sneer.
But of course I can (and do) work around these problems to some extent by using careful task descriptions, systematic task prefixes, additional task notes etc., but I prefer to have project name, goal, AoR etc visible on each task line (if that is available in the app).
And a comment: No, I do not believe my projects and goals are more complicated than those of others (and I definitely cannot use project software for it; I have checked that out). But I want a simple graspable summary (a list, actually, preferably in the left menu) of the major things I am working on to improve my situation, and those typically take 1-3 years to finish (that would be 20k-40k GTD objectives such as goals or long real projects), and all the ongoing areas I need to manage to stay afloat (by AoR). Then, in all the regular lists, I prefer to be able to see my smaller short-term tasks, micro-projects etc (0-10k ft) in the context of all this. (context in the regular English sense). And actually I do it like this now, but using a lot of workarounds - built-in hierarchies would make it so much smoother.
So you do not get a consolidated Next list, then? Or do you move your Next actions from the project lists to the Next list manually?
Originally Posted by PeterW