I just came across Terry Miller's amazing set of notes on the GTD Roadmap workshop here: http://pointreyes.net/notes/gtd/
One of my favorite hightlights is this one:
I find great value in this quadrant map. I can see when I've been in each of the 4 quadrants!Matrix of self-management: vertical axis is "Vision" - top is the visionary, bottom is the "don't know what's going on". Horizontal axis is "Control" - at left is "out of control", at right is "in complete control". Quadrants: lower left: the Victim. Lower right: the Compulsive. Upper left: the Crazy-Maker (implementation is for schmucks!). Upper right: the Commander. Allen works with a lot of Crazy-Makers.
My question: what do you think is meant by the concept of "control?" I get the idea of "out of control", but I'm struck by the realization that I don't really know what "in complete control" means. Where does control come from?