Hello everyone! I took a moment to reread this thread and realize I didn't follow up in August! I dropped the ball. Now that I've done Mission Control, I get what was missing was creating an occasion on my calendar as an accomplishment at the moment I posted it
It's been nearly a year since completing Mission Control, I thought I'd share what Mission Control is for me. So first things first, about my departure...
After my course, I created an accomplishment in my calendar to be married by Sept 2, 2012 - well - it suffices to say my girlfriend showed up in my life 2 days later and here I am in Tokyo 9 months later! I honestly don't think I can personally top this share...at least not yet
secondly, what brought me back to this thread is to share that I have an opportunity to meet David Allen this Friday, June 27th for the first time since taking his course the day after starting this thread back in Feb 2003.
I look forward (yes, I can hear it as an accomplishment already!) to thanking him for his support in getting my ass to Asia after his workshop back in Feb 2003 using GTD. I also want to take the opportunity to present any lingering thoughts or questions that we may have as a community around bridging MC and GTD - the opportunity is presenting itself no doubt!
thirdly, I'd like to invite everyone to transform what has been an "open inquiry" for what amounts to over 5 years and begin to think about an outcome (or accomplishment!) we would be interested in creating as a group . What would bridging MC + GTD result in? is our discussion just an intellectual exercise or is there some purpose behind it we can create?
I particularly want to thank all of you for engaging in a conversation I had no idea where it would go. I just get my commitment and be happy to propose anything we come up with to David Allen when I see him on friday evening!
To keep the conversation moving, here are two aspects of the conversation I will continue to forward:
- BEING -> at peace. committed.
- ACTION -> doing exactly what you said, when u said you'd do it.
- RESULTS -> accomplishments. the unpredictable.
A few months ago, I had short discussion with Matt and he had a great idea to bring some integrity to scheduling all your "next actions" as accomplishments.
I started to experiment with this myself and didn't get too far to be honest - I personally have to reengage with what the community has discovered on the technology front over the past year!
That said, I don't want to transform this into a technology thread unless this is what everyone wants this week!