Barb;109831 said:What's your project count these days, Oogie? Last I remember you saying you were well over 200, weren't you?
goncalomata;109845 said:I consider pertinent asking: What should the system do for you in the end?
Noone believes will accomplish 1000 projects (plus what's arriving everyday).
TesTeq;109846 said:So I've got technical question: why is there a 60 second delay between subsequent spam reporting opportunities?
Oogiem;109849 said:Actually I fully expect to complete many thousands of projects maybe hundreds of thousands in my lifetime. I haven't opened up my archive to check, but just given how many get completed in a single month I'm well over 10,000 completed projects just since I started doing GTD.
Sure. Me too. It's just that, from the current 2000 projects list currently on my OF, I believe many (really many), will disappear with time, because we evolve and so does our way of being happy. And new stuff appears all the time. So collecting is good per se, the accomplishment is just a by-product.Oogiem;109849 said:Actually I fully expect to complete many thousands of projects maybe hundreds of thousands in my lifetime.
Is that good? I say that's good only if it is. If those projects have a good ratio between time invested/joy of doing/joy from consequences of doing, then that's good. But if you value the completion itself too much, like "I want to get rid of this list because it's starring at me saying I can't be a good person with so many uncompleted things", than maybe the right order of the concept of achievement is reversed. Many projects should be left uncompleted if one is to optimize her existence.Oogiem;109849 said:I've managed to complete projects that have been on the to do list for the farm for decades.
Oogiem;109849 said:GTD helps me live the life I want to live by providing some structure and keeping me focused on tasks at hand not scattered trying to do too much at once.
goncalomata;109875 said:It's just that, from the current 2000 projects list currently on my OF, I believe many (really many), will disappear with time ..Is that good? ...I like to compare this to book reading. Say you read around 20 books per year. ..Many of my clients are just waiting for the day they can have a really relax great life, so they want a completing machine that can take them there.
Folke;109904 said:I get the impression that many of you use "review timers" individually set up for each project. Does your software have special review timers, or are you using the regular Tickler functionality (usually called Start date or Scheduled date in most apps)?
Folke;109914 said:May I ask (a bit off-topic for this thread, but not for GTD): How do you manage to keep a clear head concerning which of all these projects are related to which, and will need to have their timers tuned when there is a delay somewhere? Does your software (Omnifocus) have features for linking projects (making them relative to each other in some way), or does it all come down to keeping all this in your head or documented in checklists etc? ...
For those reviews that aren't anywhere close to being ticklers, though, just regular "interval reviews", unrelated to everything around you, do you still use individual timers for each project, or do you use a "review interval classification" approach more like mine, where I have applied a tag (or priority etc) to everything, and just use recurring ticklers as a general prompt to review certain "classes" of items, which I then go and look for in my lists?
I imagine, if you have a review timer in your software, then maybe you find it easier and more consistent (similar principle) to set up a timer for those "interval reviews" as well than it would be to apply a classification tag etc, or do you use both methods in parallel, for different kinds of things?