Getting Things Done, or GTD, is a great personal productivity tool. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably eager to get started getting things done. But… where to begin? Fear not! We’ve got the answer(s):
- Wikipedia’s perspective on GTD
- Getting started with “Getting Things Done” on the always-excellent 43 Folders. (Interesting fact: the name 43 folders is a reference to a GTD practice of using 12 folders to represent each month and an additional 31 folders to represent each day. You keep the folders arranged to help remind you of the activities to be done that day. Don’t say we never teach you anything!)
- How to Get Started with Getting Things Done on Bnet.com
- A Squidoo ‘lens’ on GTD
- 10 Ways to Get Started with GTD on the ‘official’ GTD blog, the GTD Times
- And, finally, a Beginner’s Guide to GTD from the very zen-like Zenhabits, which includes a further set of links and info.
You might also be interested in a podcast from David Allen himself, sharing some useful tips on how to get started with GTD (note: gets a little sales-heavy at times).
Here’s a tip from us directly: stop reading this post and go get started!