Getting Things Done, the methodology founded by David Allen, helped millions of people be more productive. I believe that to be a high-performing professional, you need to keep investing in this framework to keep mastering it.

Over the next week, we’ll take a closer look at different aspects of Getting Things Done. If you haven’t read it and want to be more productive, drop all other things you’re reading and read Allen’s book.

If you’re like most people, you have lots of different things on your plate. You’re balancing project at work, you have items you need to take care of at home, friends you want to invest in, et cetera. If you’re keeping all of those things in your head, you’ll not be able to keep it up for long. Getting Things Done brings a framework “to have an overwhelming things you need to do, and still function productively with a clear head and a positive sense of relaxed control”.

The simple principles we’ll visit or revisit this week will hopefully be a renewed source of inspiration to organize your work and life around the GTD principles.