Merlin Mann posts his time and attention talk

Merlin Mann has posted his presentation from Macworld on New Time and Attention Sinks. It is pretty interesting and I learned a lot about how many times I am really distracted from getting my things completed.
Take a look and let me know what you think.

How To Avoid GTD Failure

Cranking Widgets Blog has a wonderful post, A Roadmap to Spectacular GTD Failure, that, as he puts it, “if you want GTD to over-promise and under-deliver, follow these simple steps…”
I think my favorite one is:

Make sure your filing system consists of unholy amounts of papers and crap strewn around your entire physical life – My office is too full of stuff to make room for a filing cabinet! I’ve had this “unorthodox” filing system for years and it’s only let me down… well, a couple of times. But who has the time to organize when you have as much stuff as I do!

I try to practice GTD, but I have been allowing too many distractions to come in, I have let my email become my filing cabinet, and I have not done a review.

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