Sometimes its the simple things that you experience using the GtD process that make you stop and reflect. Let me share two examples of what I am talking about that happened today.
ah-ha moment #1
The power of the empty 'ubitquitious capture tool'.
I have one of those funky note taker wallets from Davidco
Yes I paid to have it shipped to Australia but it was kind of a must have for me, well that what I kept telling myself.
Anyway, I was standing waiting for my coffee this afternoon and I happened to take my UCT out of my shirt pocket (no there was no plastic pocket liner a la Michael Douglas).
I opened it and there was nothing there other than a blank page staring back at me, nothing undecided or unactioned just a blank page ready for action.
ah-ha moment #2
The joy of an empty email in box.
I have just come back from carers leave looking after my father who had came out of hospital after a 2 month stay. Naturally while I was away the email in box just kept filling up so I decided to do an impromptu Weekly Review on a Wednesday. I got churning and now its empty, again nothing undecided or unactioned.
In reality there's nothing particularly special about either of these moments, everyone who works with GtD gets to this stage during the weekly review.
The difference today was that I stopped to enjoy them. So next time you are churning through your Weekly Review I'd suggest you take a a second or two out of your day just to enjoy the moment before moving on.