When it comes to productivity, there are few names as well-known as David Allen. His book, Getting Things Done was published over 20 years ago, but the methodology is still relevant today. In fact, GTD is a staple in the personal lives of many people who want to be more productive and stress-free. Why is GTD so popular?
Here some reasons why GTD productivity is still so popular after all these years:
- It’s simple – Getting Things Done is a straightforward methodology that anyone can understand and implement. There’s no need for special tools or equipment, you can start using it today with just a pen and paper. I have used a few different tools to manage GTD, and wrote about them in my books. But it can work with only the bare essentials as well!
- It’s flexible – Getting Things Done can be adapted to any lifestyle or work schedule. Whether you’re a stay-at-home parent or a busy executive, you can use GTD to organize your life in a way that works for you and is relevant to your many roles and the projects they entail.
- It’s effective – GTD has been proven to increase productivity and reduce stress. Just ask anyone who’s used it for themselves! I have used GTD since almost the first edition and, except for the occasional “backsliding” (don’t we all!), I have been using it ever since with great satisfaction.
- It’s popular – There are millions of copies printed in 28 different languages, with many active GTD groups and forums where people share their experiences and offer tips to others. Additionally, there are numerous resources (including books <wink>) that further aid implementing GTD.
- It’s timeless – The principles of GTD are just as relevant today as they were 20 years ago. If anything, the fast-paced world we live in today has made GTD even more valuable.
If you’re looking for a productivity boost, give GTD a try. You may just find that it’s the perfect solution for you.
Thanks for reading!