Friday, September 21, 2007

You don't do projects, you do next actions

Kelly reminds us of the difference between an action item and a project. If each item on your next actions list is not simple enough that you can just do it, that is not a next action. Chances are it is a project.

This has been an opportunity for me to go through my next actions and ask myself that question for each next action: is this simple enough that I can just do can just do it? Or do I need to first think about it? Many "next actions" fell in this latter category. Try it on your own next actions list, and see how much clean-up you can do.