Well, Chapter One is through. definitely food for thought!
One of the most valuable thoughts that i will take away from this chapter is the one about Open Loops. In the other time management and productivity books I have read, I have never seen mention of this principle. Other books I have read are all normally about creating a “system” that you can work to so that you keep track of all your tasks, with the all either nicely color coded or prioritized into As, Bs, and Cs. The As get done first followed by the Bs, and Cs.
Well, I had just returned from training and did not have much time but I was eager to read at least some of the book so that I could make a start reviewing it, and hopefully learning something from the “powers within”.
The book is split into three parts. Part 1 is titled “The Art of Getting Things Done”, and it consists of three chapters. The first chapter is titled “A New Practice for a New Reality”.
Well, I have just read the W.H. Murray post on 43 folders on the power of starting, so I guess I had better start myself. To recap what W H Murray so eloquently stated..
“Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in oneâ€™s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.”
Very true words indeed!