For the last few days I’ve been resurrecting an old method and getting really good results from it. I know some of you like playing the detective, so here are some clues. Can you identify the method?
- It uses a full “catch-all” list
- It’s not one of the Autofocus, Superfocus, FV, or FVP based methods
- Any task can be accessed immediately
- It does not use any form of random selection
- There is no pre-selection - only one task is selected at a time.
- New tasks can be added at any time
- There is no “dismissal” of tasks
- Unfinished and recurrent tasks are re-entered immediately
- Selection is fast and easy
- It is very responsive to circumstances, time of day, etc
- No need to have separate lists for work, office, home, etc.
- The list is treated as one whole - no pages involved.
I’ve never really given this method a fair trial in the past. I think this is because I’ve made the mistake of starting it on an already long list. This time I started with a list of only ten tasks and let the list grow of its own accord. At the moment my list is 69 tasks long and the method is still working well.