I've noticed a problem in my GTD system lately.
I have a number of "date specific" tasks/projects (that has a due date), but do not have to be done on a specific date. It just needa to get done before the due date (I guess everybody has a bunch of this kind of tasks).
The do not fall into the ASAP next actions type, for as the deadline approaches, I don't have much a choice. So I cannot simply track them on my next action list - they must fall onto my calendar one way or another. However, the dilemma is, they do not need to be done on a specific date - so they cannot fall into the calendar if I am to keep a hard edge.
So I still have to track them in NextActions/Projects. Since they have a due date, they are not in equal footing with other undated tasks. May I know
/i How do you guys track this kinda of tasks/projects with a deadline in your system?
/ii How do you ensure a reminder will come in time (enough time before the deadline for you to do it), while keeping a hard edge on your calendar?
(ie. as said in the book, calendar is for something that we MUST do on that day, not for sth that we WANT TO do)
It's a bit confusing I guess. I might have been obvious to most of people, so I am eager to know every options. Thanks in advance.