02/22/10 Collect Write down at minimum 20 tasks, projects or ideas that you have that require some action (use the Trigger List for inspiration). You need to think about your stuff more than you think, but not as much as you’re afraid you might. — David Allen
02/22/10 Process Success Outcomes (What’s the larger result desired? How will you know when it is done?) Next Actions (What do you need to do that? Do you have everything you need?) Call Susan re: source for filing cabinets E-mail Bill for copy of last year’s budget Draft proposal ideas for alliance Research Web sources for cars Talk to Sean re: job description
Outcome vs. Next Action Verbs 02/22/10 Process Action Verbs Success Verbs
The easiest way to drop this process is to lose trust in your list, and that comes from it not being maintained. Reviewing that everything is collected, processed and organized will keep things clean, clear current and complete.