Incubate vs Defer: What's the difference?
Hi. I'm trying to distinguish the difference between incubate and defer, but every time I come up with an answer, and then come back, I still feel some type of confusion like they're both the same thing.
From what I understand: when you incubate an input, it's because you can't do it right now, but you want to do it someday if you ever get some time available to do it. And when you defer an input, it's now a project that you're committed to, but the catch is that you can't do it right now (?), so you have to postpone it for later committing.
The fact that both an input and a project you're committed to can both be postponed doesn't make much sense to me. I mean, I can understand that you may be working on a project, but due to certain circumstances, you may have to put it on pause for the time being. But that's what really confuses me the most. Because I still feel incompetent, I feel like there may still be a disconnect about processing and managing "stuff."
So I'm really just looking for some kind of clarification here. Right now, I have about 91 items in my in-basket that I'm trying to process, but I feel I lack some type of knowledge about taking action on this list.