Official definition of GTD (Getting things done)


Due to the high number of readers commented about what exactly is GTD (Getting Things Done), David & Co. has just responded with a web page that provides an official definition of this term:

… Simple yet profoundly effective, it embodies the radically common sense notion that with a complete and current inventory of all your commitments organized and reviewed in a systematic way, you can focus clearly, view your world from optimal angles, and make trusted choices about what to do (and not do) at any moment.

GTD includes an easy, step-by-step, highly effective method for achieving this relaxed, productive state. It includes:

  • Capturing anything and everything that has your attention
  • Defining actionable things discretely into outcomes and concrete next steps
  • Organizing reminders and information in the most streamlined way, in appropriate categories, based on how and when you need to access them
  • Keeping current and “on your game

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