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mohda 2011-04-06 04:39 AM

Best Way to Apply Visions and Goals
What is the best way to implement visions and goals using GTDC at omnifocus ?

wilsonng 2011-04-06 07:56 PM

I tend to use OmniFocus for the Runway up to the Areas of Responsibilities horizon - those are the lower levels of horizons.

For higher levels, I work from a mind map. Every quarter, I'll look at my mind map, revise it, update it, and then start creating new projects in OmniFocus based on my mind map. My life and my priorities will change over time. It is refreshing to be able to see a mind map of what I want and then watch it evolve over time.

XMind and Freemind are some freeware programs for that kind of stuff. MindNode Free is also on the Mac App Store.

Right now, I'm using Mindjet MindManager but I think I am starting to look at NovaMind a lot more now that version 5 is in public beta release.

I can't expect OmniFocus to be an "everything GTD" program. So it's perfect for the lower levels.

I tend to think of OmniFocus as part of my GTD toolbox. I'm using DevonThink Pro Office for my reference system. OmniFocus is not a great program for a file reference system. Then I have MindJet MindManager for my upper Horizons of Focus. Then I have BusyCal for my calendar.

AE Thanh 2011-04-11 02:07 AM

I do it similarly to wilsonng (we also use the same software too; mindmanager, busycal, OF).

Every Mon, Wed, and Fri I have an action where I view my mindmap containing goals. That to me is the easiest way to zoom out. Based on that, I can revise or work on my projects that align with those goals.

DrJJWMac 2011-04-20 09:56 AM

[QUOTE=wilsonng;95554]Right now, I'm using Mindjet MindManager but I think I am starting to look at NovaMind a lot more now that version 5 is in public beta release.[/QUOTE]

FWIW, you might also look at Curio -- mind maps and lots more with it, including a project management toolset.

wilsonng 2011-04-20 05:21 PM

@DrJJWMac: Thanks for the hint on Curio. I'll be adding that task to my OmniFocus list.

@mohda: I'm starting to get deeper into Michael Linenberger's book "Master Your Workday Now" and I think he does a better job of explaining the Vision stuff better than David Allen's "Making It All Work."

so you might want to look at that book as a guide.

Sometimes we need to take a step back and look at the thought process for Visions and Goals first before deciding on the program that will assist you. It's like a drill. You have to know how to use the drill first before actually attempting to make a hole.


I grabbed mine from Apple iBook store. But you can find a hard copy or Kindle edition as well....

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