By Jeff Hurt ~ His comments are directed toward conferences, but the same questions can be raised with how all meetings are held when learning retention is a goal.
I so consistently recommend the Weekly Review as both a critical pattern interrupt and change in your workflow, as well as the perfect way to integrate all the changes and meaningful inputs that have appeared in your world in the recent past.
~ Mr. GTD David Allen
Talking Story Archive Aloha, to help:
There is no system, formula, software, or set of lists, no matter how completely filled out, that can tie together the almost infinite number of variables that go into “getting our act together.” The only thing that makes it work is a consistent intervention of you. At some point you must lift yourself out of day-to-day tree-hugging and do at least a modicum of forest management. Having a Projects list is a great step in that direction, but just having it doesn’t keep it current, or keep ensuring that there are next actions on each one appropriately decided and tracked. It also doesn’t ensure that the whole inventory is reviewed and the contents weighed appropriately, given the changing nature of priorities and outer realities.
There is a light-year’s difference between being “sort of” organized and having everything downloaded, clarified, updated, and reviewed from at least a slightly elevated horizon. The brain does not get to graduate to its more exalted and more effective command post of making intuitive choices from its options without this. It remains chained to trying to remember what it ought to be thinking about. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do that very well so it gets its punitive lashes from our own inner judge.
Robin Sharma, in The Greatness Guide
Quite agree that it’s “a breathtakingly important point.”